Denver Auto Gives Good Fire Service.
Municipal Facts gives the following figures relating to the auto fire service of Denver: Some interesting figures as to service and cost of fire department autos have been compiled by Chief Terry Owens and submitted to Fire Commissioner Barton. The Seagrave combination chemical and hose auto has now been in service since October 1. For the period between October 1 and December 1—61 days—the engine traveled 87 miles at an average cost of 17 1/2 cents per day, or a total cost of about 12 1/2 cents per mile. It responded to 62 calls, and in the period tabulated did not score a single failure to answer a call.
In contrast to this is the table giving exact figures as upkeep of wagon and team in engine company quarters from December 1, 1918, to October 1, 1909. This is a period of ten months. In this time it responded to 175 calls. It traveled 172 1/2 miles. It was in service 304 days. The average cost per day was $1.12.