THE FIRE SERVICE OF ILLINOIS

THE FIRE SERVICE OF ILLINOIS

The coming convention of the Illinois State Firemen’s Association, to be held at Murphysboro, Ill., on January 11, 12 and 13, calls attention to the progressive fire service of Illinois. Matty of the fire departments throughout Illinois are volunteer organizations, and their standing is high. Fire departments of the State and all past officers of the association make up the association’s list of membership. Over two hundred cities and towns are numbered in its list.

Officers and Committees.

The present officers of the association are: President, Otto Sorgenfrei. Blue Island; Secretary, Walter E. Price, Champaign; Treasurer, F. E. Danner, Mt. Pulaski; statistician, Simmon Kellerman, Jr., Edwardsville; VicePresidents: M. T. Quirk, Areola; Bcrton C. Fisher, Chicago; J. J. Dougherty, Ottawa; M. W. Cook, Canton; Charles De Rousse, Granite City; Thomas Stewart, Clinton; Henry L. Bolte, Springfield: C. A. Johnson, Princeton; E. A. Wallace, Warsaw: Albert Herring, Murphysboro (alternate). Delegates to National Convention: Otto Sorgenfrei, Blue Island; H. E. Kutz, Morris; Chas. C. Chain, Bushnell. Committees for 1915 are: Legislative Committee: Chas. C. Chain. Bushnell: F. A. Garesche, Madison; L. E. Forbes, Clinton. Program Committee: S. Kellerman, Jr., Edwardsville; F. F. Flanagan, Thornton; Thos. P. F. Reilley, Edwardsville; Geo. Schoenherr, Carlinville; A. W. Thode, Galena. Auditing Committee: D. McCaughcy, Macomb; E. H. Burkhardt, Sandwich; John E. Cater. Galesburg. Membership Committee: R. E. Cochran, Morrison; F. T. Denny, Vandalia; Bruce Potter. Maroa: Albert Herring, Murpliysboro: J. F. Connors, Woodstock; Pearl Smith. Madison; N. T. Pierce, Xenia; O. Obeldobel, Riverdale; W. P. Mussman, Crete; Wm. Sturman, Pana. Promoting Committee: John D. Hill, Mattoon; James Farr, Aledo; C. W. Morris, Litchfield; G. E. Bunker, Monmouth: E. L. Johnson. Evanston; John Gleason, Sterling; W. A. Julian, Rockford; A. Rohe, Blue Island; W. G. Shrier, La Harpe; J. W. Remmele, Elmwood. Necrology Committee: Edward Fisk, Elgin; Paul Metzger, Joliet; J. J. McKeon, Kewanee. The program for the coming convention appeared in last week’s issue.

Walter E. Price, Secretary, Champaign.

Apparatus in Illinois Departments.

The use of motor fire apparatus in Illinois is growing, as elsewhere. The motor apparatus and norse-drawn apparatus in use in 1913 in the following cities and towns, which are represented in the association, is given as follows:

Areola has one hand engine and three hose cars.

Aurora has two motor combination chemical trucks, two combination chemical wagons, one 65-foot aerial truck, one hose wagon, ten horses, two five-gallon hand chemicals and ten three-gallon hand chemicals.

Otto Sorgenfrei, President, Blue Island.

The _____lington Heights department has three hose carts, one ladder truck and one hand pump.

The Alton department has two motor trucks and some minor equipment.

At Aledo the department has two chemical engines, and one hose wagon and one ladder wagon, all horse-drawn; also have two hand reels.

Assumption has one gasoline pumping engine, one double chemical and one ladder truck and a hose reel.

At Aviston there are two hose carts, one combination chemical and water pump, and about seventy feet of ladders.

Antioch has two Babcock fire extinguishers, one ladder truck, two hose reels and a hand pump.

Belleville is equipped with two combination wagons, one ladder truck and six horses. One piece of apparatus is motor drawn.

The Beardstown equipment includes a motor combination pumping engine, with hose carriage attached and three hand hose carts.

Barrineton has two hose reels and one ladder wagon.

The Blue Island equipment is one steamer, one combination chemical and hose wagon, two hose wagons, one ladder truck.

Bunker Hill has a chemical wagon, a hose cart and a hand pump.

At Breese there are three hose carts and one ladder truck.

Belleville is equipped with three hose reels, two steamers, one ladder truck, an aerial truck and nine horses.

The equipment at Bushnell includes one ladder truck, one small truck, one hose wagon and hose reel.

Champaign has three pieces of motor apparatus and one piece of horse-drawn apparatus, including hose combination wagon, ladder truck, steamer and a hose reel.

Charleston is equipped with one, hose wagon, one combination wagon, and hose and chemical wagon.

At Chester the apnaratus includes a new ladder truck and three hose carts.

Collinsville has lour hose carts and one ladder wagon.

At Carlyle there are four companies, each with a hose reel, and there is also a ladder truck.

The Carlinville department has a combination hose and chemical wagon, one ladder truck, two hose carts and one sixty-gallon chemical.

Chicago Heights has two fire engines, one 700-gallon three-horse hitch Ahrens steamer, one chief’s motor car, one combination hose wagon with 50-gallon tank, one hose wagon with 5-gallon tanks, one extension truck, a small truck and a supply wagon.

In Canton the department has in service one chemical engine, one hose wagon, one ladder truck, and one hose reel in reserve.

Clinton has a combination wagon and two horses and 2,000 feet of hose.

At Carthage, one combination chemical tank and engine, one ladder truck, two hose carts are in service.

The Cherry department has a ladder truck and a hose cart and minor equipment.

Centralia is equipped with one combination wagon with two Babcock extinguishers, one chemical wagon, chemical tanks and small chemical extinguishers and a hose reel.

Crete: Equipment includes three hand hose carts, one hand engine, one ladder truck, and one 50-gallon chemical tank.

Chicago: The apparatus of the department includes three motor pumping engines and 108 steam engines in service and 23 steam engines in reserve; four fire boats in service and two in reserve; 25 combination hose wagons (23 motor) and 29 plain hose wagons in service and two combination and two plain in reserve; sixteen hose reels in service; total ladder trucks in service. 34; in reserve. 5. There are ten chemical engines in service and one water tower. The total membership of the uniformed force last year was 1903.

Dolton has one hose cart, 550 feet of hose and minor equipment.

F. E. Danner, Treasurer, Mt. Pulaski.

Danville: Five horse-drawn hose wagons in service, one hose wagon in reserve; also in service, one Seagrave ladder truck, one twohorse 80-gallon chemical in reserve.

Decatur has in service two combination chemical and hose wagons, one chief’s motor car, one Metropolitan engine, one ladder truck, two motor-driven hose wagons with chemicals, one Ahrens engine. Six pieces of apparatus are motor driven.

Dallas City has a Howe pump and chemical engine, one ladder wagon and two hose reels, one 60-gallon chemical engine.

Dalzell has a hose cart, ladders and minor equipment.

Dixon has one White motor truck, one ladder wagon equipped with chemicals, one combination hose and chemical wagon, one 76-gallon chemical tank.

Delavan is equipped with one ladder wagon, one hose cart.

Albert Herring, Vice-President, Murphysboro, Ill.

Downer’s Grove: One ladder wagon, two hose carts, 5-gallon chemical.

Dundee: One ladder wagon and two handdrawn hose carts.

Dwight: Department has a ladder truck with hose reel, two hand chemicals.

Elgin has two combination chemical and hose wagons, three hose wagons, one ladder truck. There are 27 active paid firemen.

The East St. Louis department has three steam fire engines, three combination hose and chemical wagons, three 4-wheeled hose reels, one chief’s auto, one assistant chief’s buggy, one hook and ladder truck.

Effingham’s equipment includes two hose trucks and a ladder wagon.

The department at Elmwood has one hand engine and one chemical wagon.

Edwardsville has a new hose and chemical wagon, one hook and ladder wagon, one racing truck, one hose cart, 2,750 feet of 2 1/2-inch hose, one chief’s buggy.

Evanston has three engine houses, two steamers, one triple combination automobile, one aerial truck, two combination trucks and horse hose wagons, one double 40-gallon chemical tank, one chief’s buggy, two hose wagons in reserve.

El Paso has 1,200 feet of cotton hose, 300 feet of chemical hose, one chemical 2-cylinder engine, two hose carts, one combination hose and chemical wagon, one team of horses.

Eureka has one hook and ladder wagpn, two hose carts, 1,300 feet of hose.

Elmhurst has one hook and ladder truck, one hose wagon, one hose cart and six hand extinguishers.

Farina has a Howe combined chemical and water hand fire engine with 500 feet of hose, one hose reel, one ladder truck, one hose cart.

Farmer City is equipped with two hose carts and one hook and ladder wagon.

Farmington possesses one Seagrave 2-horse combination hose wagon, 1,000 feet of hose, two hand chemicals, extension ladders, team of horses, two fire stations: have also one hand hose cart, one ladder wagon.

The Fox Lake department has one 15-horsepower Waterous gasoline engine, one horsedrawn hose wagon, 1,800 feet of 2 1/2-inch hose, two hand hose reels, one 50-gallon Ajax chemical engine with so feet of hose, two 6-gallon Babcock chemicals, two 5-gallon hand pumps.

At Forest Park there is one hose wagon and two horses and also hose cart and one 8-gallon chemical.

Galesburg’s department has one chemical engine, two chemical extinguishers, one city ladder truck, two hose carriages, one combination hose and chemical wagon, one 50-gallon tank, one 23-gallon chemical extinguisher, one 50-gallon chemical tank.

Glen Carbon is equipped with a Rex chemical engine, one ladder truck and one hose cart.

Geneva has a volunteer department with hose cart and 500 feet of hose and combination hose and chemical wagon.

Granville has two hose carts, one ladder wagon and four chemicals.

Granite City has a Waterous combination hose and engine motor truck, one combination hose and chemical wagon and two hand reels.

Galena has two hand engines, two ladder trucks, five hose carts.

The equipment at Greenville consists of two reels and one chemical engine.

Gibson City possesses a combination hose and ladder wagon with chemical tank.

Galva has Champion chemical, two 80-gallon tanks, one hose wagon, one ladder wagon, one 2-wheel hose cart.

The department at Grays Lake consists of one 10-horsepower gasoline engine, one hand pump, one ladder wagon, two hose reels.

One ladder wagon, one gasoline engine, two hose carts, one hose wagon with chemical tank arc at Hoopeston.

There are one hose cart, one ladder wagon at Hopedale.

The volunteer fire department at Harvel has one 20-horsepower Howe fire engine, one ladder wagon, one hose cart.

Hillsboro has a combination hose and chemical wagon.

The Homewood department has one Howe combination chemical and water fire engine, one 10-men engine, also six Babcock’s.

The apparatus at Harvey includes one combination hose and chemical wagon, two 3gallon extinguishers, four hose carts.

Hinsdale has one hose cart, one hose wagon, one steel-frame truck.

Two hose carts, one ladder wagon are at Hinckley.

The Henry department has two hose carts, ladder truck, one chemical engine, one 100gallon chemical tank, one pumping engine.

The Highland Park apparatus includes one American-La France type No. 10 combination motor chemical hose truck, one combination horse-drawn hose wagon, one horse-drawn ladder truck.

The fire department at Hodgkins has one hose reel and 500 feet of hose, also ladders and minor equipment.

The Harvard fire department has one hose cart, hose and minor apparatus.

Industry: Has a well-equipped department.

Joliet has in service the following apparatus: Two steam engines, four hose wagons, one combination wagon, two ladder trucks, two chemical engines, one chief’s buggy, four supply wagons, 23 horses.

Jacksonville has one American-La France engine, No. 2 size; one Silsby reserve engine, No. 3; one chemical and hose wagon, one hose reel, one ladder wagon, one chief’s buggy.

Kewanee has one chemical hose wagon, one hose wagon, four horses.

At Lincoln the apparatus includes four wagons, one chemical wagon, ond hose wagon, one hose reel, one ladder wagon in reserve. Have four horses.

The Lemont apparatus consists of hose carts, ladder wagon, 400 feet of ladders.

One hose cart, ladder wagon, good hose, ladders and minor equipment are at La Grange.

The Ladd department equipment consists of a ladder wagon and two hose carts.

La Harpe’s department has one ladder wagon, three hose carts, one Cataract hand engine.

The Lanark department has one ladder wagon, two hose carts, one Neptune hand pump.

La Salle has one Libby fire engine, two hose wagons, four chemicals, 400 feet of ladders.

The department at Lewistown has two hose carts, one ladder truck.

Litchfield: One chemical combination hose wagon, two horses, one ladder wagon, seven hose carts, one racing cart.

The Lockport department has four hose carts.

Macomb: The City of Macomb has two 100gallon chemical wagons, one double tank chemical wagon, 80 gallons each, one combination chemical and hose cart, one ladder truck, three horses.

At Madison the apparatus includes one combination hose and chemical wagon, two hose reels and one ladder wagon.

Mendota equipment includes one hose wagon, one ladder wagon, one hose cart in reserve.

Mt. Pulaski: The Phoenix Fire Department has two hose carts, one ladder truck, ladders, chemicals, etc.

Monmouth’s department possesses one Lilly steamer, one chemical double, one combination chemical and hose wagon, two hose wagons.

The apparatus at Morrison is a team of horses, one wagon, two hose carts, one hose cart in reserve, one ladder truck.

Maroa has an engine, ladder truck and three hose carts.

Minonk has one hose cart, one combination wagon, team of horses, two Eastman deluge sets and two extension ladders.

The Mt. Olive department has four hose reels, one ladder truck, one hand-power engine held in reserve.

The Marissa department apparatus consists of one gasoline engine, one ladder wagon, one hose reel, one 40-gallon chemical engine.

The department of Mattoon has combination hose and chemical wagon, six horses, hose cart, ladder truck and one combination truck.

Murphysboro: Apparatus in service is one combination hose and chemical wagon, two 3gallon chemicals, one chief’s motor car equipped with two 3-gallon chemicals, one American-La France engine with all equipment. Albert Herring is chief.

Morris has a steam fire engine, one chemical engine, ladder truck, one hand engine and three hose carts.

Marseilles department property consists of two horse wagons, one 2-horse service ladder truck, one 2-wheel hand hose reel, two horses.

Monticello: Two hose carts and one ladder truck.

Mark apparatus consists of two hose carts with 1,000 feet of hose, one ladder wagon.

Simon Kellerman, Jr., Statistician, Edwardsville, Ill.

Metamora has two hand hose carts.

Naperville has a combination hose and chemical wagon, ladder truck and engine, also hose carts.

The City of Niantic has one Howe hand engine, one chemical, one hose cart.

New Baden: Hose cart, ladder wagon, ladders.

The North Aurora apparatus consists of one gasoline engine, 1,000 feet of hose, three extension ladders.

Nashville has following apparatus: One steamer, one gasoline engine, one ladder truck, four hose reels, a combination hose and ladder wagon with two Babcock’s.

One Howe hand pump, engine, one ladder wagon, two hose reels and ladders are at New Athens.

Niles Center has a hose cart, ladder wagon, one engine.

North Chicago: One combination hose and ladder wagon, three hose carts, 2,700 feet of hose.

The property of the Ottawa department includes one Ahrens engine, one ladder truck, one hose cart, one hose carriage and four horses.

O’Fallon apparatus: Six 3-gallon chemical extinguishers, two hose reels, one hook and ladder truck, ladders.

The volunteer fire department of Odin has one Howe chemical and water engine and one hose reel.

Oak Park has an American-La France Type 12 motor and hose wagon, ladder wagon, American-La France Type 10 motor combination chemical and hose truck, horse-drawn combination chemical and hose wagon.

Henry L. Bolte, Vice-President, SpringfieldC. A. Johnson, Vice-President, PrincetonCharles De Rousse, Vice-President, Granite CityM. W. Cook, Vice-President, CantonJ. J. Dougherty, Vice-President, OttawaThomas Stewart, Vice-President, Clinton

At Oglesby there is a chemical wagon, one roof ladder and one 40-foot ladder.

The department at Pekin has two 2-horse hose wagons equipped with hand chemicals, one steam fire engine, Ahrens make, in reserve. Globe distillery has added two hose reels, also chemical extinguishers.

Plano has two hose carts, one ladder wagon, 500 feet of hose.

Palatine has a ladder wagon, one hose cart, one small cart.

Pana has a combination hose and ladder wagon, three hose carts, Gamewell fire alarm system.

The Paxton department has one hook and ladder wagon, one hose wagon, four chemicals, two teams of horses, a hand pump and 2,000 feet of hose.

The department at Pawnee has in service one chemical engine, one hand pump, 600 feet of hose, one ladder wagon, one hand engine.

In service in the Princeton department—volunteer—are two horse hose wagons, one with ladders, four 5-gallon chemicals, two wagons, two 10-gallon chemicals and three 6-gallon chemicals.

Posen is equipped with a combination ladder wagon, three hand pumps, two 3-gallon Standard extinguishers, 100 feet of ladders.

One steam fire engine, two hose wagons, five horses, two chemicals and 1,000 feet of ladders are in service at Pontiac.

Pinckneyville has a hose wagon and ladder wagon.

Peru: Hose wagon, two hose carriages, a ladder truck.

Pittsfield has two hose carts, 3,000 feet of hose, one ladder wagon, one hand engine.

The Paris fire department No. 1 has a combination hose and chemical wagon. City has 3,000 feet of hose.

Riverdale has a hose cart.

There is in service at Peoria one chief’s car, built by the Interstate Company, first and second assistant chief’s hose and buggy, seven 2-horse wagons, two combination chemical and hose wagons built by Babcock Mfg. Co., one double 80-gallon Champion chemical engine built by the Babcock Mfg. Co., two city service trucks, one built by the AmericanLa France Co., of Elmira, N. Y., and one by the Seagrave Co., of Columbus, Ohio.; one 85foot aerial extension truck, built by Seagrave Co., two second-class steamers, one built by the Ahrens Co., of Cincinnati, Ohio, and one by Clapp & Jones Co., one combination automobile truck, chemical and hose car, and one combination motor pump and hose car built by the Robinson Co., of St. Louis, Mo. Apparatus in reserve is one Button steam engine, one horse hose wagon, one city service truck, one hose carriage and one chief’s buggy.

Rushville: This place has a Howe engine, a hand hose cart and one pulled by team, one. ladder wagon.

Rock Falls has a horse wagon, three hose carts, one ladder wagon.

The department at Rutland has a Howe hand engine, one ladder truck, one hose cart. In Rockford the department is equipped with motor trucks, ladder wagon, Metropolitan steamers, hose and chemical wagon and. combination hose and ladder wagon, Has seven pieces of motor apparatus.

The equipment of River Forest includes a hose wagon, a hose cart, a ladder wagon, four chemical extinguishers and one hand reel.

Riverside department has one hose reel and ladders, etc.

The department of Roanoke has two hose carts.

Spring Valley has a combination hose, ladder and chemical wagon.

The Stockton fire department apparatus consists of two carts, 1,200 feet of hose.

Sandoval: Hand pump, ladder wagon, hose cart, Waterous gasoline engine, hose cart and a chemical engine.

The Steger fire department has one hose reel, one horse hose wagon, four smaller hose reels, one ladder truck.

Swift’s department, National Stock Yards, Ill., has 15,000 feet double jacket rubber-lined hose.

Sandwich has two hose carts, one ladder wagon, one 45-gallon chemical wagon.

South Chicago Heights: Volunteer fire department has a hose cart, hose, ladders, chemical extinguishers, hand pump, etc.

The equipment of the Sterling department is one American-La France combination motor truck, one horse-drawn hose wagon, one aerial ladder wagon, one combination hose wagon, one three-way Eastman deluge set on motor truck.

Shermerville has one hand pump engine and hose cart and ladders.

The St. Charles department has a hose wagon, team, two chemicals and ladders.

At Somonauk the department has two hose carts, one ladder truck.

Strasburg department has one gasoline engine, one hose cart, one ladder wagon, three small chemicals.

One hand pump, engine and one hose cart art at Summerfield.

The St. Libory fire department No. 1 has good apparatus.

Springfield: Two pieces of motor apparatus.

Streator department has one combination hose and ladder truck in each station.

South Holland: One Howe hand pump, 60gallon chemical tank, one hose cart.

Toulon has the following: One Howe 25horse gasoline engine, one ladder truck, one hose cart.

Tuscola: Two hose reels, extension ladder wagon, one chief’s wagon.

Tolono has two hose carts.

In Trenton there arc three hose carts, one ladder truck, one 60-gallon chemical engine.

Tiskilwa: One 30-gallon chemical on wheels, one hose cart, one ladder truck.

Urbana is equipped with one combination chemical and hose wagon, one combination ladder wagon, Seagrave auto combination chemical and hose auto truck.

Vandalia has a motor truck, one hose wagon, three hose carts, one ladder wagon.

Venice Volunteer Fire Company has five hose carts, one ladder truck.

Virden Fire Company has two Waterous gasoline engines, two 40-gallon chemical tanks, two hose carts.

Waukegan’s department has one motor chemical hose wagon, one horse-drawn city ladder truck, one horse-drawn chemical and hose wagon, one chief’s auto.

Worden’s department has a gasoline engine drawn by horses, one chemical, one hose cart, one hand pump.

Woodstock’s department includes a combination hose and chemical wagon, one hose wagon, two hose carts, a hook and ladder wagon.

Wyanet: The Columbia Fire Department has one Howe hand pump engine, one ladder wagon, one hose cart.

West Chicago has a combination chemical hook and ladder wagon and hose truck drawn by horses, and two bose carts.

Wheeling’s apparatus consists of 600 feet of hose, one ladder truck, one hand pump.

The department at Wilmette has a combination hose, chemical and ladder wagon, ladder truck and hose cart.

Wethersfield’s department has a ladder wagon, four chemical tanks, one Waterous hand pump.

Warren has three hose reels, one ladder wagon, two five-gallon extinguishers.

In West Brooklyn there is one hose cart, one ladder wagon.

Niagara F’ire Department of Wauconda has one hand engine, two hose carts.

Warsaw: One hand engine, one ladder wagon, one 4-wheel chemical, two hose carts, four chemicals.

At Wcnona the equipment is two hand hose carts, one ladder wagon.

Wheaton’s department has two hose wagons and one steel ladder truck, two hand chemicals.

Walnut has hose hart, hand pump, hose, ladders and smaller apparatus.

Xenia has a steam fire engine, one combination chemical and hose wagon, one hose reel, one ladder truck.

Salaries in Some Illinois Departments.

The following table shows the salaries paid to officers and men in a number of cities and towns in the State of Illinois, together with the time off allowed:

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