YOUNGSTOWN AND ITS FIRE PROTECTION.
Youngstown, Ohio, has a fire department of some twenty-nine full paid men with Chief William H. Moore in command. During the past year it traveled 722 miles in answer to 165 alarms of fire—eight less than in 1897. The department laid 13,650 feet of hose; water extinguished forty-seven percent, of the fires; and the combination chemical engines fifty-three per cent.—a good showing for the latter. The Gamewell fire alarm system has given the best of satisfaction on every occasion. The total loss during the year was $30,190, as follows: On buildings, $12,821; on contents, $17,369; loss inside water limits, $28,465 ; outside water limits, $1,725; amount paid by insurance, $27,730; loss above insurance, $2,460. Chief Moore asks for a few more fire hydrants to be set.