New Jersey Firemen’s Home
The fifteenth annual report of the Board of Mangaers of this institution shows that the dependent firemen of the State of New Jersey have a very well managed and comfortable home to shelter them when old age and infirmity demands cessation from active work. The report shows that the average number of inmates in the home is 57 and their average age is 70. The cost of subsistence for the past year was $5,441.03, an average cost per inmate per day of 26 1-3 cents. The total cost of clothing for the year was only $822.56, or $14.43 per annum for each inmate. Twenty applications for admission were granted and seven deaths recorded for the twelve months. Chairman Bird W. Spencer reports that the buildings being erected last year are now completed at an expense of $18,647.08 and that further extensions and repairs are necessary So that $20,000 will be required for the management of the home this year. The report is a very creditable one, showing economy and careful supervision by Superintendent John A. Danner.