Daytona Commissioners Commend Chief French
The City Commissioners of the city of Daytona, Fla., extended a vote of commendation to Chief W. E. French, of that city, for his efficiency in handling the fires that occurred there so far this year. The report of Chief French for the first half of 1916 showed that the loss on buildings and contents amounted to only $1,700, the value of buildings where fires occurred being $53,700. The insurance loss is given as $1,117. The total number of calls received by the department was seventeen, of which four were pulmotor calls. Water was actually turned on four times and chemicals were actually used three times. The number of feet of hose laid was 3,900 and the number of miles run was twenty-three.