FIRE PROTECTION OF ROME.
The eleventh annual report of Fire Chief Leonard Briggs gives the force of the Rome, N. Y., department as fourteen permanent, nine call men and seventy volunteers. The apparatus now includes three steam fire engines, one combination chemical and hose wagon, one aerial truck, with 65-ft. extension, 4,000 ft. firstclass hose and 2,900 ft. of secondclass, one Eastman three-way deluge set. The department answered eighty-seven alarms of fire, thirty-nine from regular boxes and forty-eight telephone calls. Hand chemicals were used twenty-nine times; the combination chemical; thirty-two times. There are thirty-nine fire-alarm boxes (Gamewcll) installed. The total amount of insurance carried on the property to which the department was called was $138,250, and the amount of loss paid by the insurance companies was $85,167.21.