Waterloo Fire Department Busy in 1949
The 46th Annual Report of the Waterloo, Iowa, Fire Department, Chief Ray Tiller, for the Year Ending March 31st, showed 938 alarms answered during the year, an increase of 164 over the previous year. Per capita fire loss was $4.79—based on population of 72,000.
The report covers all activities of the Fire Department, including organization, operations training, fire prevention, etc.
Chief Tiller recommends: increase in tax levy to acquire funds for two new fire stations; new fire alarm equipment; purchase of a new 500 GPM pumper; and building up a reserve to later replace the old 1923 aerial truck. He also recommended changes in the parking ordinance and adoption of a fire prevention ordinance and one to prevent use of wooden shingles. Suggested also were ordinances to regulate transportation of volatile liquids and abolish grade crossings.