Leadership

Annual Reports Received

Issue 4 and Volume 107.

Annual Reports Received Alarms and Losses Down in Wichita The annual report of the Wichita Fire Department, Chief F. E. Wood, for the year 1953, shows a reduction in fire alarms, fires and fire losses. The department responded to 2,848 alarms in 1953 compared with 3,075 the year previous_. losses were $540,850 as against $740,667 in 1952. Of the 2,848 alarms responded to, only 39 were listed as false compared with 64 in 1952. It is interesting to note that during the 1953 year the department used 505 gallons of wet water compared with 635 the year previously. Miles traveled in 1953 totalled 16,201. Alexandria Fire Losses Sharply Up Several large fires spiralled the fire losses of Alexandria, Va., during the year 1953, it is disclosed by the annual report of the Fire Department, Chief Bernard J. Padgett. Total losses in 1953 were $611,334 against $108,031 for the year 1952.…

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