The Phoenix Department

The Phoenix Department

The Phoenix, Ariz., Fire Department has three stations, each equipped with a Seagrave motor hose and chemical wagon. The city will also soon have a modern fire alarm system with 103 boxes located within a radius of 4 35-100 square miles. Chief A. F. Wright and his men have just been highly complimented by the mayor and other city officials on the excellent work they have done in extinguishing fires recently. Chief Wright has as his assistant W. D. Simmons. There are nineteen men in the paid department and this number will be increased to twenty-five very soon when the new central station is occupied. Phoenix also has 121 volunteer firemen, who gave a ball on Washington’s birthday. The new central fire station is now being finished, and will accommodate 25 firemen. It is a two-story building, 52 by 60 feet, and is of reinforced concrete construction, with brick filled walls. It has two double doors on First street and one double door on Jefferson street. The total cost will be approximately $14,000. It will have all modern improvements for the benefit and comfort of the firemen, including shower baths. This building will also be the headquarters of the new Gamewell fire alarm system to cost $18,000. This portion of the building has been fireproofed with metal sash window frames. The building will house a new AmericanLaFrance 1,000-gallon motor pumping engine and also a Seagrave motor hose and chemical wagon. Chief A. F. Wright will have his headquarters in this building and later on a steamer with a tractor will be stationed there. –

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