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.