Methods of Pittsburgh
The activities of the Fire Department of Pittsburgh, Pa., for the past year are contained in the annual report by Chief Nicholas S. Phelan.
For the first time in the history of the department, a complete test has been made of all pumping equipment.
A campaign was started to reduce the number of false alarms. Twenty persons were apprehended for sending in false alarms and all but three were convicted. The three who were discharged were too young to prosecute. About 21 per cent of the fire calls are false alarms. Fire losses were reduced from $2.25 per capita in 1936 to $0.81 for 1938.
Courtesy, Albany, Ga., Herald