New York City Apparatus Accidents Climb

Issue 4 and Volume 100.

New York City Apparatus Accidents Climb From a report by the Board of Inquiry, headed by Asst. Chief of Department Timothy Donovan (Retired), released through Fire Commissioner Frank Quayle, it is disclosed that in 1946. New York City’s Fire Department rolling stock was involved in 156 accidents, an increase of 36 over 1945. Of the total. 102 accidents happened during response to alarms and 33 in returning: 13 otherwise; five while apparatus was en route to F. D. Shops and three on “routine district duty.” (Continucd on page 250) (Continued from page 237) Fortunately, no firemen or civilians were killed as a result of these accidents, although 44 firemen and 38 civilians were injured. A comparison of alarms (responses), mileage traveled and number of accidents is interesting: Breakdown of the mishaps indicates that ladder trucks led the list in number, with 51; pumpers were next with 45; chiefs’ cars 33;…

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