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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 10, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1920 fHE LETfHBIUDGE DAILY HKHAUJ PAGE NINE City's Fire loss Last Year Lowest Since 1917 Chief Hardy's Awuul At Risk In his report ot the activities ot his department during the year 1919, Chief .'lardy draws attention la the fact that on only one occasion dld'the fire eel 1 beyond build ing in which It iuated. It is significant that of trie iota! losses which occurred 4hroufh Hies .considerably wore than hal( ivero on property not covered by. tu- eurancc: -The fire losses a very pprectable decrease from (hat of 'lie previous year, 'approaching- one-fifth of "tbo estimated losses ihen' occasion- ed.: The following is the full report: Report the honor to present the an nual report of the fire dc- imrlmcni, for the year ending Deceni ber> Slst, 1019. Tho number of calls 'received [or fireo or supposed fires was tixty-five, nnaa; two stations; one combination how and f hanical wises, motor; one car, motor: two ramplug eactaei, American motor; one motor; one ladder truck, drawn by tractor aotor; one combination ani chemical wasou, iorse" drawn; one immplug engine (horse, or horte'ilrairu; one hose wagon, sorae trawa; Olio'ambulance, horse arawn; two chemical engines, horse drawn; one horse drawn; 5.500 rubber- two 37 alarm bbies; motor eeu- celis atid oneral equipment of fire alarm .arsUm; two telephone alarms Detailed Information regJrding fires and causes: -Trades In Which Fires Occurred Aulos.......'.'.'. Apartment blocks Dwelling houses decrease of tweuly-nlno from that of the previous year, of this num- ber tfrc nty Were for false four 'Grandstand Hotels Ice'house........... Lutuber yard V....... Miscellaneous------ Mushroom plant Offices Prairie Restaurants Out 6T the above losses It is eallmrUed Street car S'ables and sheils. uninsured (he'rest bfilng) with'.good intent, and sixteen niali CiOUB. The total loss from fire wll'iin Hie city limits was estimated-at the estimated .value at risk, luliy.covered. I rira pleased to.be-able to report Vacant premises Vacant lois j. G. LETHBRIDGE, M.P.P. U.F.O. member for West Jllddlesei lil happening to the present high pump, we would be in a serious v (3) That a pulmotor be purchased which I reciMflmendcii last year, fo the benefit til tho citizens at large. A __ ,_- before mentioned hi th-s report, you) Kthel Deau, secretary of the ut they to matter. Now word to Mayor: you hold n truat ot our Ajri- ttHnmi an. which Is ralnable. 'W (also the Inltli- tve We caa got along1 without air- craft and tig amalgamated fairs !oi he preaent. Surely some emart Alw np'cE attractive tram to attract the public auii'In that i-ar .we can usa-to eoino'extent that white which liu been foster- J ed-on a wjly, salttine. restless by all means: t'avc the pipers'- 1 thank you. Brodle. SEATTLE EXPENSE, KOUTH Scores of Give Testimony of Mich 9. i SEATTLE, Feb.- Income o! JljO a mojith ii-barely sufficient com- fortably to -malBtaiu a family o'. two in Seaitle, according to the testimony of scores ot housewives who have re- Rponded to queries-sent out by Miss Kliin fair, .Price committee, with False alarms that on only one occasion did fire gel bej'onil the. building hi vvliicir'it orig- inated. Thii brigado 'received thirty-seven calls 'between the hours of a.m. uud Total calls eiiiii., and twenty-eight between the hours' of 6 p.m. and C a.m.-' I Accumulation .of soot The distance travelled by nrachlncs j urnlng i-ubblEli to an'd from fires was'11S.3 miles, an j average of J.S miles per fire. They vere, engaged' 32 hours and 33 min- on average ,bf 30 minutes per lieint' taken from re- ceipt crl alarm until the return of Ihe brigade to .the stations. The brigade during operations at Jircs'-laid feet of hose, ralac-1 392'feet ot ladders, used ;OG.gallons clseniical solutio'ti. Thijsc.iigures refer onlj- to culls of lire- turning out of flre- Eieiranil fire engines. During Ihe year the brigade received calls for from outr side the city being.'from ill notice' the excellent results attain- couniy tho IKO of the one from No. C! Budget mine, iy saving tho lifes ol four -per- Mies Dean mado three o( sons, when all other means had railed. iLe budgets public today. lu conclusion, I wish id extend my] Tho lirst ot budgets showed thanlis to his worship tho mayor, ami commissioners, for the courtesies they have sliov.n me and' the interest they have manifested in the .yell-being of tho (ieiiartment. 1 have tho honor to be. Yonr obetHent servaiit, W.M. HARDY, Chief of Fire Dent. Hardievillo. 'Firemen and tiro eiiginw liave- resjionded and the fires extin- guished. In'September the second American Franco triple combination pumpiii: engine was received the jrianu lacturcrs, and after eshaustivo and placed ou-ser Tice. at No. 2 fire station: .Both: ma chines have vice. Ambulance. Calls received and responded .to being a decrcaEO of 84 from'thi jirevloiis year; liinu engaged, 211 hours and 32 minutes; average nor car minutes; distance' travelled, SO miles; average par call, 2.9 miles Total receipts, Out of tho above-mentioned cases twenty-seven were clue.to acciden.1 an sudden und in a number o cases first aid .wag administered- b jnembers.of the staff until the arriva of itlie doctor, or. the hospital reached.' On four occasions the pulmotor 0 rescue station has be'en illdren'witli 'matches garotte ends elective flue 1 elect Ira wiring................ ij-aiqline................. lying ot ashes iglits lliro'.vu down S poulaucoua combustion 'ot deternunctt 1 People's Forum showlos the trend of famib; lha( a family pC two, living in a