Fire Record at Kokomo
The Kokomo, Ind., department, of which Edward Shauman is chief, and John Cauthorn, assistant chief, had 171 alarms during the year 1916, according to Chief Shauman’s report. Eighteen alarms were false. The total loss for the year amounted to $10,265.66. Kokomo has three fire stations, and the department has a total of seventeen paid members. Apparatus consists of two horse-drawn hose wagons, one horse-drawn ladder truck, one motor pumping engine, one motor ladder truck, and one chief’s car. The department has 6,000 feet of cotton rubber-lined hose and 200 feet of rubber hose. The fire alarm is electric, and there are 27 street boxes. The department’s equipment includes two cellar pipes, hose clamp and door opener. The Board of Public Works, having supervision over the department, consists of William B. Helmick, William Webb and Thomas Flynn.