Annual Report of Ottawa Department
Chief John W. Graham, of the Ottawa, Can., fire department, in his annual report for 1913, states that the total loss was $461,499, and that there were 618 alarms. The property destroyed was insured for $1,706,162. The largest number of fires were in April, 82, and the smallest number, 38, in October. There were 30 incendiary fires. There are eleven stations in the department and the apparatus in service consists of four steam fire engines, one motor hose-chemical wagon, ten horse hose wagons, four of which carry chemical tanks, one aerial and four service trucks. The manual force consists of 94 officers and men. Building inspections by firemen take place daily and there is a department drill school. His recommendations are new stations and companies, chemical tanks on all hose wagons, rubber tires, more men and a department repair shop.