Minneapolis Fire Department Report

Minneapolis Fire Department Report

Chief C. W. Ringer, of the Minneapolis, Minn., fire department, reports: “During the last fiscal year the department has responded to 2,146 alarms of fire, as follows: F A. T., 659; telephones, 1.216; stills, 189; A. D. T., 68; personal service, 14, also 20 second alarms, 3 third alarms, 9 second and third alarms combined, 1 general alarm and 18 special calls, making a total of all kinds of alarms, 2,203. The department has traveled in response to alarms, 12,758 3/4 miles, making a total distance both ways of 26,517 1/2 miles, being an average of about 380 3/4 miles to each piece of apparatus. Engine companies have laid 082,750 feet of hose, or about 186 1/8 miles. Engine Company No. 1 laid the largest amount, or 72,500 feet. Hook and ladder companies and chemical companies have raised 50,231 feet of ladders, and hose companies carrying 8-foot ladders have raised 2.427 feet. Hook and ladder trucks and hose companies carrying chemicals have discharged 117 small tanks; chemical engines have discharged 330 tanks, and hose wagons with chemical attachments have discharge 226 tanks, making a grand total of chemicals used of about 25,032 gallons. The total amount of hours service has been 10,600 7-12 hours, an average of about 207 5-6 hours to” each piece of apparatus. Two hundred and eighty-eight alarms were answered in March, the heaviest month. More fires occurred between the hours of 4 p. m. and 5 p. m. than any other hour of the day, or 147. Of these different days of the week. Saturday records the largest number of alarms, namely, 362. The apparatus of the department consists of the following pieces: Two extra first size steam fire engines, size steam fire engines and 8 second size steam fire engines, a total of 24, 23 in service and I in reserve; 2o ho-e wagons. Ft of which are combination. carrying a 30-gallon chemical tank the seat, with 300 feet of 3/4-inch hose, also feet of 2 1/2-inch hose; 1 automobile combination hose and chemical wagon, carrying an 80-gallon chemical tank, with 3oo feet of 1-inch hose and 1,600 feet of 2 1/2-inch hose; 6 fourwheeled hose carriages in service and 5 four-wheeled carriages in reserve; 4 aerial hook and ladder trucks and 7 service trucks in service; 3 double tank chemical engines in service, which are fitted up with turret nozzles, and 5 double tank chemical engines in reserve; 1 55-foot Hale water tower; 5 fuel wagons; 2 horseshoers wagons; 8 chief s buggies. 1 veterinary surgeon’s buggy. 2 F. A. T. buggies and 1 old Bangor buggy in reserve; 2 chief’s automobiles; 1 automobile auxiliary wagon, carrying a 40-gallon chemical tank, “too feet of 1-inch hose, also 500 feet of 2 1/2-inch hose; 0 cutters; 44 sets of bobsleighs; 2 heavy and 1 light shop wagon; 1 heavy pole wagon, and 20 exercising wagons. The department had at the close of the year 1910 53,046 feet ot cotton rubber-lined and rubber 2 1/2-inch hose: during the year 1011 we purchased 7,550 feet of 2 1/2-inch cotton rubber-lined lire hose, making a total of 60.506 feet. We have lost through condemnation and fire 8,201 leet of 2 1/2-ineh hose, leaving a total on hand to dale of 52,305 leet of 2 1/2-inch cotton and rubber hose. We also had on hand 3,551 feet of 3-inch 3-ply cotton fire hose. We have purchased 1,000 feet of 3-inch cotton hose and have lost through condemnation and fire 217 feet, leaving a total of 4,337 feet, or a grand total of all kinds of fire hose of 56,642 feet. We had 3,919 feet of 1-inch chemical hose and have lost through condemnation and fire 816 feet, making a total on hand of 3,103 feet. We also had on hand 3,821 feet of 3/4-inch chemical hose, and have purchased 400 feet, have lost through condemnation and fire 333 feet, leaving on hand 3,888 feet. We had on hand 407 feet of 3 1/2-inch cotton rubber lined suction hose, have through condemnation and placing on engines 229 feet on hand. We also have on hand 100 feet of 3 1/4-inch cotton rubber lined water tower hose. We have on hand 8,965 feet and 6 inches of rubber and rubber lined cotton hose. We are using part of this in the regular service.”

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