Columbus Reports Lower Fire Loss in 1950

Issue 7 and Volume 104.

Columbus Reports Lower Fire Loss in 1950 The Annual Report of the Columbus, Ohio, Fire Department for the year 1950 is a comprehensive, attractively printed, record of achievement. Losses, according to Fire Chief Walter G. Strickfaden, were $316,352, compared with $799,415.97 the year before. There were 12,417 alarms responded to by the department, of which actual fires were 3,512, 26 of them being multiple alarms. The department responded to 112 calls out of the city. Total mileage covered by the department rolling stock was 73,056.6. The Report details operations of the Training School under Batt. Chief Walter R. Hoelcher; the Bureau of Fire Prevention. Batt. Chief Harry W. Caldwell; the Maintenance & Repair Shop, Supt. F. G. Pfaltzgraf; the operations of the Emergency and Rescue Squads. Capt. W. D. Wentzel; the Fire Alarm Office, Capt. W. J. Gallagher, and Fire & Police Communications, Supt. Janies G. Harkins. Chief Strickfaden recommends,…

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