Kansas City Fire Report

Kansas City Fire Report

Chief J. C. Egner, of Kansas City, Mo., in his annual report for the year ending April 20, 1914, reports that there were 3,004 alarms, a decrease of 137 from the previous year. The total loss was $776,798.63, a decrease of $380,584.90 from the previous year. The property was insured for $17,754,513.93. The force consists of 268 in all capacities, and is under the two platoon system. There are eleven engine, fifteen horse, eight ladder, one supply and one turret wagon and one water tower company, a total of 37 companies. There is one motor combination engine and one hosechemical wagon in the department. During the year there was an inspection of buildings by members of the department except during the winter months, and bad weather, and 15,343 inspections were made. His recommendations are: Four new stations, three to be equipped with motor hose-chemical wagons, several additional companies, the purchase of a motor aerial truck, 2 motor hosechemical wagons, 2 motor chemical ladder trucks, and motor vehicles for general use; also a new reliable fire alarm system, with street boxes.

Kansas City Fire Report

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Kansas City Fire Report

Chief J. C. Egner, of Kansas City, Mo., in his annual report, recently issued, states that there were 3,141 alarms during the year, a decrease of 11 from the previous year. The total loss was $1,157,383.53, a decrease of $363,925.26 from previous year. The total amount of insurance on property involved was $18,637,144.44. The force consists of 247 men in all capacities. The apparatus consists of 15 hose wagons, 10 steam fire engines, 3 chemical hose wagons, 4 combined ladder and hose wagons. 4 hose reels, 3 aerial ladders, 5 ordinary trucks, 2 motor towers, 1 highpressure wagon, several auxiliary wagons of various kinds, chiefs’ buggies in service and a number in reserve. All arc horse-drawn except one chemical hose wagon, the chief’s car and a firealarm car. There are 121 horses, of which 17 were purchased during the year. The city council passed a two-platoon ordinance September 26, 1911. and the system was installed July 9, 1912. Among the chief’s recommendations arc 4 motor chemical hose wagons, 1 motor ladder truck, 1 motor pumping engine, 3 motor chiefs’ cars equipped with 25-gallon chemical tanks, l motor delivery wagon. 3 new stations, a department repair shop, a reliable modern fire-alarm telegraph system, a high-pressure water system exclusively for fires, cisterns for storage of water in ease of accident to water system, and warning gongs to be located on the principal busy street corners.