Report of Greenfield Fire Department
Chief Philip Partenheimer in the annual report of the Greenfield Fire Department, Fire District No. 1, of Greenfield, Mass., for the year ending January 1, 1916, states that during the year the department answered 64 alarms, of which 13 were box alarms, 49 were still alarms, and two were false alarms. Within the fire district the loss on property amounted to $16,827.49, and the value of property at risk, on which a loss was sustained amounted to $107,757.00. The insurance on property amounted to $134,950.00. Chief Partenheimer states the apparatus of the district consists of two motor combination trucks; two hose wagons, each carrying 1,000 feet of hose; each equipped with a 35gallon chemical tank, pony chemicals and Eastman deluge sets with perfection holders; also 8 extra pony chemicals, extra nozzles, wrenches, etc., one modern hook and ladder truck with chemical attachments, and ladders from 12 to 60 feet in length; also one six’eyfoot ladder in reserve; one. life net; one chute with gun and line; 6,500 feet of good 254-inch hose, 600 feet of poor hose, atul 450 feet of chemical hose; one hose reel, stationed at Rugg’s factory, equipped with 400 feet of hose; one Kagle hand engine, one exercise wagon, one sled, stored in Hollister’s building on Newton plare. The Knox motor truck is now equipped with electric lights and a selfstarter. The new motor-driven truck is a W hite, equipped with chemicals, hose, electric lights and a self-starter. There arc now but two horses in the service of the department. The expenses of the department for the past year, including salaries, running expenses and care of the apparatus, were $11,324.57. The Foard of Engineers recommends the purchase of 1.000 feet of 2 Vi-inch standard hose. Philip Partenheimer is chief engineer; Clifford F.. Martin, first assistant; Edward P. Harrison, second assistant; Charles M. Holden, third assistant; William Flake Allen, clerk The captain of Hose 1 is Fred Aiston. Charles I.awrence is captain of Hose 2, and Edward Saxton is captain of Hook and Ladder 1. Collin F. McLcllan, superintendent of fire alarms, says in his report: The Greenfield Fire District is equipped with the Gamewell fire alarm system, with two 8-iitch whistles, one on the fire station blown by compressed air, one on the American Tap & Die Company’s shop, blown by steam. One 4-circuit storage battery switchboard; one combination gong and indicator; 3 strikers; 47 fire alarm boxes, including private boxes. One new box has been added to the system during the year. There are about twenty-three miles of No. 10 covered wire in four circuits, about 1J4 miles having been added the past year, and the system is in first class order.