Good Work of Corning Department.

Good Work of Corning Department.

Chief Q. W. Farr, of Corning, N. Y., reports eighty-two fires during the past year, with a total loss of $16,572.42; property at risk, $407,910.10. The department traveled eighty-one and threequarters miles; used 768 gal. of chemical extinguisher; laid 16,700 ft. of hose; raised 1,140 ft. of ladders; was on duty at fires eighty-nine and three-quarters hours. The fires were mostly in wooden buildings, ten being in one-story frame; fifty-seven in two-story frame; one in a threestory frame; three in two-story brick; four in three-story brick; one in four-story brick. The alarms were about equally divided, forty being from boxes and forty-two from telephones.—The insurance was as follows: Buildings, $242,975; contents, $357,910. Insurance paid: Buildings, $10,175.11; contents, $5,907.31; estimated loss over insurance, $490—total, $16,572.42; amount of insurance over losses, $341.337 58.

Chief Q. W. Farr, Corning, N. Y.Chief Phil. Wright, San Antonio, Tex.

At the recent civil service examination for firemen, that was held at Cincinnati, Ohio, out of eighty-nine candidates only ten passed the physical examination. Chief Archibald started that most of the men were within a half inch of the required height. They were otherwise of perfect physique. President Boyd offered a resolution that the required height be placed at 5 ft. 7 in., and that the department surgeon be required to draw up a schedule of corresponding physical proportions of weight and girth.

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