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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 23, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDOC, ALTA., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 190i M.OC THAU Candy Baskets for the I uitie Uri A Candy Cane for the little Lad HURRY! HURRY! I TIT TS.T TS Candies (or Everybody Rich and Poor Swell Boxes for the Sweetheart LETHBRIDGE FIRE FIGHTING Aid. Cunningham following report oi the work of "the Fire and Light Committee-to the City Gentlemen: On behalf of the fire and light com- .-reports as.follows: In order' that, an intelligent idea of the expenditure may be gathered, it is better to .include: the development during my term oi office, from Jan. 1907 to Dec. :31, 1908. FIRE January, 1907 our department was badly dis- organized and upon granting .the. re- quest of- the of the volun- teer fire brigate to elect their own chief, Fowler was elected, with the sanction of the Council. During this period we have added to our equipment feet of rubber lined hose, 500 ft. of unlined linen hose, which with the development in build- ing extensions is not sufficient for present requirements; a new chemical engine, which is' the first piece or apparatus out after an alarm, as it is intended to cope with incipient fires. Ihi? machine has already demonstrat- ed its splendid qualities in extinguish- ing fires. A new hose wagon, to re- place the old wagon which was un- safe for further heavy service, new wagon carries ft, of rubber 1-ned hose and full compliment with helmets, belts and valve and'to throw the booster pump into operation on :receipt of "the. .sec- ond alarm, which is given by the fire chief on his arrival at- the fire and the danger warrants him. doing so. One minute after the second alarm is given, a hydrant pressure oi 100 IDS. city, demands it.- There are at pres- {ent in use in the city 64 hydrants. The recommendations, as per the enclosed, marked 1 were made to he school board for the improvement lire protection of North Ward School. The theatres have been ex- amined and improvements pointed out _for fire protection, which were readily .acceded to by the managers. public school board have assur- ed us that ampje fire, protection has been provided for in the new school building arid fire eso.pes have been is available.. "'An extension ladder has been ordered which will .reach the highest .windows in the city >nd will be of sufficient strength and con- struction for life saving purposes. It will be equipped with jumping nets, etc. ID. September, 1908 the New Fire Hall Was Started serve the requirements of police department and civic offices the fire department portion of his building being estimated by the architect .as representing about 000, to which .should be added the in- creased equipment mentioned above, amounting to to which should also be added the extension fire ladder. The old hose .wagon in use last year has been iitted with hose and placed in commission at the Korth Ward, -where Council has authorized the appointment of a po- liceman, with headquarters "at the North Ward Fire Station. Chief Fow- ier has been appointed paid chief o: the fire brigade and building inspec- tor, dating from January 1st, 1909 It is estimated that "insurance rates a.-- ii Tx r en ktys, coats, r.fzles, etc. r- rent teams u.r same gnie being-proved for by Property A "r al'-n sjptem with fourteen ip. en c'rhteen fire -'arm boxes I are plao in fittm 'i and ring the fire aiarm box number, go firemen knnv where to in of a fiw alarni. .a; ahmn are distributed tM. to the best advaniigo. t-ie will be reduced by about per year as a result of the foregoing. In 1907 the work of improving the fire department was badly "IVamperec owing to money stringency, so tha the program is not quite complete a this date, but I beg to 'submit th details of the program, so that th Council of 1909 may contimie alon tho same lines as already laid down First, I wouKI recommend a towe striker for tho new fire hall. Second the. extension on Torrnnce or their co-operation in securing-the oregoing results. The whole respectfully submitted. E. CUNNINGHAM, Chairman of F. L. Com. P. the electric light plant bring about certain; reductions in in- surance rates. I may say that all of these clauses have been fulfilled to the letter and with the exception of the completion of the fire hall, which is just about ready for the roof and s now operated by the city, it will the arrival of the ladder, which is probably be advisable, some time in ordered for the separate school. Refaction in Insurance The Council lias been working out ii definite 'program laid down at its request by the Fire Underwriters' As- sociation, with a definite promise that on completion of the program a eduction would be made of 25 per ent. in our basic rate of insurance n August 190S the Secretary of the ire Underwriters' Association mad n inspection and as a result grant d a ten "per cent, reduction on al usiness risks. On December 2nd, (.-tier marked 2 was mailed to him', isking for another inspection to pro- cure the remaining benefits and his >tter, marked 3, indicates that on completion of the fire hall, he is prepared to .make another inspection grant the further "substantial previously promise's to the city'in the shape of the balance} jf the reduction in the insurance rate. -We will then have an up to date fire brigade giving good protec- tion and at the same time giving all cit7.ens of Lethbrdge nsurance rates the future, to change, the fire alarm system to a storage battery system, from the present gravity The storage systsem .requires less care for the up-keep. 'All but two of our cities 'use" the gravity sys- tem, however, the same "as ours. Letter to School Board Lethbridge, Alta., Sept. 16, 1903. To the Chairman arid Members of the Lethbridge Public School -Board, As requested, 1 hereby make fol- lowing recommendations with regard to the fire protectiori of the .West- minster School as First. That'you have a large me- chanical gong in the main hallway easy access of; anyone who be in the building, for the pur- about to be .ordered. I may also say in connection with the duplicate transmission line from the river in the new power house plant our entire equipment will be on. the river bottom and we are working on this at the present time. I would, therefore, like to have you inspect before OD inspect what we have done so that we (Continued on Next Page.) PROMINENT INSURANCE MAN SUICIDES. New York, Dec. A. Burnharn, former president of the Mutual Reserve Liie Insurance Com- pany, was found dead in' bed at his home, 66 East 73th this morning, of gas poisoning. The police say that Mr. Burnham committed suicide. cuions being designated at tiii: t lor main installation of hy- ri-tans rod incandescent pltced on poh-s over box "located. In case of fire the in the key box should be broken sn-.l fire alarm box door opened. The oand should be equal to Calgary, better than Edmon- ton, and much better than any small- er places in the eniiio West. __JStreet Lighting In, July, 1907, a com- prehensive program was drawn up for improved street lighting. It was approved of by Council, but owing to the financial stringency was after- wards cut out. The same. program was in tho. early part oi 1903, but was killed by resolution of Council, in consequence of which our street lighting has not boon much pose of fire drill and for immediate .t-e in case of. fire. Also, that a two inch water pipe connected with the main and run vertically through the hallways to the top of the building with suitable A drants on each of the three floors whh bracket or reel and 15 feet hose. The playrooms in the basement, whilst they are in use either as play rooms or class roomsj should have some means of exit through the nigh windows, as the boiler is locat- ed at presccnt in such a way as to nt off any means of >gress should fire start in the boiler room. Large its-: rooms up stairs have bxit one dror from each, this seems to me Inadequate for the number of pupils in the different classps. and I woulc therefore recommend the installation of a fire escape from the two oppor floors at the opposite corners of the from where doors are locnt drants for the protection of the rap- id building in the eastern portion oi Wnrd. Third, installation of More Hydrants as they at all timc-a cheaper the. more Tungsten street lamps in lieu improved. Quite recently an effort was made to install some additional lamps and before December we I hope to have an addition of sixty regards fire escapes, an J.mte or broad stairway should b< utilized in preference to the ordin- ary open steel stairway. In this con- nection, I might mention that the. schools of the City of Montreal, after the recent fire in Hoche- laga. have nil been equipped with an asbestos chute which can be pro- pulled down once till stops, then lot po and the alarm is sounded. number of that box being runp i.i simultaneously at the fire hall, house and power house. The immediately proceeds to tho of that box and the ono who in the alarm should remain at tho. box to direct the fire-man to the fire, un- iess it is of sufficient size as to be immediately apparent. Meantime the power "nml pump house staffs stand ready to close the electric stand -pipe city than Tho new fire hall isof the arc light circuit previously desipned with all modern equip- recommended. The electric plnnt has merit, and fixtures for n quick turnout, been Acquired and as the ratepayers The second floor of the building lias aro uoxv power house plans Iv-nn laid off for sleeping quarters j an- Doing developed by Consulting ;ind cymnasium of the fire brigade, En-rineors Smith, Kerry and Chase, tho intention being to furnish an at- j together with an improved lighting tracj'ivo club room for the. members and this will 'oe for the suc- uf the brigade, so as to be always on hand in the event of abrm. Pro- vision is made for nine horses, al- ceeding Council to deal with. I wish to thank the members of the Council of 1907 and 1908, also cured in the City of Mortreal. Respectfully fsubmitted, E. A. CUNNINGHAM. Chairman of F. L. Com. The Fire Underwriters. Dec. 2ml. W. H. Birch, Esq., Fire Underwriters, Winnipeg. Man. Dear Sir: You will remember the program thontrh tlie stalls '.vill not be com-j Chief Fowler, City Engineer Arnold j outlined by you for the improvement pl.-tely filled until the growth of the I and Mechanical Superintendent Reid, j of our Fire Department, in order to -Agnew Co. Carvers We have a splendid line of Carvers made from the finest of English Steel by Jos. Rogers oc Son, Alfred Field, and Harrison Bros. Howson 5 Pieces in Fancy Case, per set 3 v 10.00 3 7.50 3 7.25 3 6.00 3 5.00 4 4.50 3 2.75 2 without case, per pair 3.25 2 2.50 2 1.50 2 1.00 2 .75 "If You Live Out of Town Write Us" Co. ;