New Bedford Fire Report

New Bedford Fire Report

Chief E. F. Dahill, of New Bedford, Mass., in his annual report for 1913, states that there were 204 bell and 327 still alarms, with a loss on buildings of $34,427.84, on contents, $23,344.41; total, $57,772.25, on which there was an insurance of $94,005.12. The force consists of 7 engine, 5 hose and 2 ladder companies, and a protective organization; the apparatus in service consists of 5 steam fire engines, 2 motor pumping engines, 1 hose-chemical wagon. 3 aerial trucks and l combination truck. All except the two motor engines are horse-drawn. The cost of maintenance was $155,834.06. His recommendations are a new central station, new fire alarm machinery, tractors for ladder trucks, automobile for chief and the consideration of replacing of all horsedrawn apparatus with motor apparatus.

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