Annual Reports

Issue 8 and Volume 113.

Annual Reports DEPARTMENTS Larchmont, N. Y.—Chief Duncan MacPhail reports the fire department responded to 35 full alarms and 30 still alarms during the fiscal year ending March 31, 1960. Fire losses amounted to $56,310, an increase of 105 per cent over 1958-1959 figures. However, 93 per cent of this loss, $53,500, resulted from one fire, the Chicken Box Restaurant. When grease in the kitchen duct ignited, the owners tried to fight the fire for some time before sending in an alarm. Although 86 fire fighters fought the fire for nearly three hours, the handicap of the delayed alarm could not be overcome. Ketchikan, Alaska—Chief Ralph M. Bartholomew reports that the city’s fire insurance classification improved from Class 5 to Class 4 during 1959, and will result in an estimated $40,000 saving in fire insurance premiums annually. The purchase of an 85-foot aerial ladder truck was credited with contributing to the…

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