ALLIANCE, O., FIRE DEPARTMENT.
Chief Aungst, of Alliance, O., reports that between May 1, 1895, and Jan. 1, 1896, there were answered 22 bell and 3 still alarms; 12 miles were traveled; 3,850 feet of hose were laid, and 100 gallons of chemicals used in extinguishing fires. The value of property where fires originated were as follows: Buildings, $69,200; contents, $19,650; total, $88,850; loss on buildings, $4,628; loss on contents, $7,304; total loss, $11,932; insurance paid on buildings, $3,782; insurance paid on contents, $5,139; net loss, $3,010; average loss per alarm, $477.28; expense of maintaining fire department, including salaries, supplies and repairs, $1,655.45 The report is an excellent one for the time which it embraces and will compare favorably with that of any city of like population in the state. The department is well kept and has given efficient service wherever called into use.
Atlantic City, N. J., has purchased 260 Hersey, and 250 Thomson meters.