Firemen of Butte, Mont.

Firemen of Butte, Mont.

Butte, Mont., is justly proud of its fire department, not only as a well-disciplined, enthusiastic body of public servants, but as hardworking and efficient firefighters, the distinction being confirmed by the last annual report of Chief Peter Sanger, covering the year 1909. During the period in question, the department answered 234 alarms, and incidentally, in doing so, travelled 934 miles, no trifling matter, when the hilly and rugged character of the roads in and about the city are considered. The amount of property involved in the fires the department attended was $2,628,775, and the Butte firemen held the total loss down to $16,450. Their work called for the laying of 39,180 feet of hose, the raising of 3,910 feet of ladders, the use of 1,714 gallons of chemncals and hard work for 210 1/2 hours. There are three fire stations in the city and the property of the department is inventoried at $68,284. Chief Sanger is proud of his men, and of their work, and is himself one of the hardest workers in the department.

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