Annual Report of Department of St. Petersburg
The sixth annual report of Chief J. T. McNulty, of the St. Peterburg, Fla., fire department, shows that the department responded to 57 alarms of fire, laid 7,800 feet of hose, used 455 gallons of chemicals and two gallons of pyrene liquid, raised 492 feet of ladders and ran 1,182 blocks in answering alarms. Of the fires, 36 were extinguished by the department, and 21 were either extinguished privately, or were out when the department arrived. Nine were extinguished by the use of water and hose, 27 by chemicals, 12 by bucket, water and broom, and false alarms, nine. There were 11 box, six still and 40 telephone alarms. The nature of buildings in which fires occurred were as follows: Brick, 5; frame, 34; corrugated iron, 1 ; other than buildings, 17. The value of the buildings involved was $147,’900; and of contents, $80,310. and the total loss on buildings and contents amounted to $2,559. There were four calls out of the city which the department answered. In all, there were 42 alarms less than in the previous year.