YOUNGSTOWN AND ITS FIRE DEPARTMENT.
Youngstown, Ohio, has a live fire department and a live man at its head in the person of Chief Wm H. Moore, who reports that during the past year 133 alarms of fire were turned in, against 204 in the preceding year. The losses were as follows: On buildings,$41,000; on contents, $81,500; insurance paid on these, $11,735; loss above insurance,$10,750. The personnel of the force is as follows Chief; assistant chief; captains, six; firemen, twenty. The one man added to the department during the year comes in us ful to serve ut* the outside stations when one of the crew of three is absent on’his annual vacation. The apparatus is as follows: One double six’y-gation tank combination end hose wagon; three combination chemical and hose wagons, with two fourtcen-foot ladders hose wagons, with two fourteen-foot ladders each; or e aerial ladder truck, one chief’s buggy one supply wagon; eight portable six-gallon Babcock fire extinguishers, and two f ihreegallon capacity each; 5,500 feet of good linen hose. There is also one steam fire engine in reserve. The department likewise owns twelve horses, valued at $2,400. The fire alarm system (Gameweli) is ins-ailed. Thtre are fifty-frur alarm boxes and thirty miles of insulated copper wire. Supeiintendent Perkins has the system in first-class order. Duiing the year the department traveled 683 miles to fi.es amt laid 850 feet of hose.
At Tonawanda, N. V., the works of the Ellicott Cycle Manufacturing Company burned. The fire,whose or’gin cannot be ascertained, swept through the works so rapidly that the local fire department could not check it. Three hr uses adjoining the plant were destroyed Total loss. $7^ 000, of which the Ellicott Company loses $50,000 on the plant ai $20,000 on the stock.