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ANNUAL REPORT 



FIRE DEPARTMENT 



CITY OF BOSTON 



YEAR ENDING 31 JANUARY, 1014 



CITY OF BOSTON 

PRINTING DEPARTMENT 

1914 



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ANNUAL REPORT 

OP THE 

FIRE DEPARTMENT 

FOR THE YEAR 1913-14. 



Boston, 2 February, 1914. 
Hon. James M. Ctjrley, 

Mayor of the City of Boston: 

Dear Sir, — In accordance with section 24, Revised 
Ordinances, 1898, City of Boston, I have the honor to 
submit herewith report of this department for the year, 
1 February, 1913, to 1 February, 1914. 

Appended are reports of the Chief of Department, 
heads of the different branches and boards ; tables giving 
in detail the organization, work and cost of the branches; 
fire statistics for the year; location and valuation of 
department buildings; valuation of property in charge 
of the department; description of apparatus; changes 
in personnel, miscellaneous statistics, and treasurer's 
report of the Boston Firemen's Relief Fund. 

Finances. 

The cost of maintenance, including all branches, was 
$1,924,913.84, an increase over 1912-13 of $198,797.31. 



2 City Document No. 13. 

In round figures this increase was accounted for as 
follows, of which the following was unavoidable, because 
of increase in department strength of three additional 
companies, and of other items below: 

Increases in pay, and pay of addi- 
tional men $106,000 00 

Increase in pensions .... 12,500 00 

Increased cost of fuel . . . 4,000 00 

Increased amount of hose pur- 
chased 3,000 00 

Increased amount of supplies pur- 
chased 3,000 00 

Increased amount of furniture and 

bedding 3,000 00 

Electric lighting .... 1,200 00 

$132,700 00 



Other Increases. 

Fire Alarm Branch .... $47,000 00 

Rebuilding station, Ladder 24 . . 8,000 00 
Installation of thirteen shower 

baths and inside and outside 

painting of thirty-six stations . 13,000 00 

Purchase of new apparatus . . 17,000 00 

Sundries 1,800 00 



86,800 00 
Total increases . . . . . . . $219,500 00 

Less decreases in the following items : 



Hay, grain, straw, etc. 
Purchase and shoeing of horses 
Materials and hardware used in 

construction .... 
Rent 

Total decreases . 

Balance net increase for the year 



$12,000 00 
1,500 00 

4,500 00 
2,700 00 



20,700 00 
$198,800 00 



The expenditures for permanent improvements 

under special appropriation was . . . $72,340 27 

The total amount expended for maintenance and ^~ —^^~ 
permanent improvements $1,997,254 11 



Fire Department. 3 

Strength of Department. 

There are 988 permanent men assigned to duty in 
the fire fighting force as compared with 961 in 1913, an 
increase of 27. 

During the year there have been 21 retirements for 
age and disability. 

There are 116 employees in all other branches, the 
same as last year. 

The total number of men employed is 1,104. 

New Division. 

The city has been divided into three divisions instead 
of two as formerly. This should have been done at the 
time Hyde Park was annexed. Formerly the deputy 
of the second division had to. cover from Park square 
(in the heart of the city) to Readville, in one direction, 
and from Neponset to Newton and Watertown, in 
another — ■ ten miles one way and eight miles the other. 

Abolition of Marine District. 

The marine district has been abolished and the boats 
attached to the different land districts, thus saving the 
salary of a district chief without impairing the efficiency 
of the department. 

Inspections. 

There have been 20,780 inspections of schoolhouses, 
theatres, motion picture houses, buildings, etc. 

There have been issued 2,768 permits for fires in the 
open air, blasting, storage and transportation of dyna- 
mite, storage, sale and discharge of fireworks, under 
authority given by statute, ordinance or delegated by 
the district police. 

There have been 500 inspections for gasolene licenses 
and for permits to build garages. 

Administration. 
Systems of Accounting. 
A new system of accounting has been installed in the 
Construction and Repair Branch, and is in process of 
installation in the Fire Alarm Branch and the office of 
the commissioner, under the direction of the City 
Auditor, in*accordance with the law. 



4 City Document No. 13. 

Equipment Book. 

A book has been compiled by Lieut. T. W. Roose, 
with the assistance of many of the officers of the depart- 
ment, which describes the equipment of a steam fire 
engine, hose wagon, city service ladder truck, aerial 
ladder truck, chemical engine, water tower and fire 
station. This will shortly be issued. 

So far as I am informed, Boston will be the first city 
to compile such a book for the instruction of its members. 
It is a long step toward simplicity, standardization and 
unity of action in the science of fire extinguishment. 

Consolidation of Orders. 
Many orders issued to the department in past years 
have been consolidated, eliminating conflicting orders, 
thus gathering together all the information on important 
subjects, such as telephone instructions, regulation 
regarding sickness and injury, responding and covering 
regulations, under one head. 

Vacations. 

A uniform method of drawing vacations was instituted 
this year which gives to all members of the department 
an equal opportunity in the matter of selection of 
vacations. 

Explosives Permits. 

All applications for permits will be hereafter made 
through headquarters, instead of through the head- 
quarters of the different district chiefs. This makes for 
efficiency and convenience of the business interests. 

Forms. 
The different forms issued by the department have 
been revised and simplified, thereby saving a lot of 
useless writing. 

New Charlestown Station. 
Land has been purchased for the new Charlestown 
station at the corner of Park and Joiner streets. 

Building Limits. 
The recommendation made in the report last year to 
extend the building limits was accepted by the City 
Council and the Mayor, and the building limits cor- 
respondingly extended. 



Fire Department. 5 

Civil Service. 

I reiterate my opinion of last year that the extension 
to this department by the Civil Service Commission of 
promotion only after competitive examination is the 
fairest and most efficient method that can be devised. 

Fire Extinguishing Branch. 

I would refer you to the report of the Chief of Depart- 
ment, herewith appended, for various details connected 
with this branch of the department, such as the purchase 
of new and improvement of old apparatus, repairs and 
changes in fire stations, establishment of new companies, 
inspection and test of apparatus and equipment, build- 
ing inspection, and schools of drill and instruction. 

I would call your attention to the recommendations 
made by the Chief of Department, all of which have 
my approval, particularly those relating to the new 
station at Readville, and separate rooms for the officers 
in the different stations, and new motor apparatus. 

Construction and Supply Branch. 

I would refer you to the report of the Superintendent 
of Construction and Supplies for details of the work 
connected with this branch. 

During the year $64,896 has been expended and 
$41,847 contracted for the purchase of motor apparatus. 

There are now in service, or contracted for, seven 
motor-driven combination chemical and hose wagons; 
four motor-driven city service hook and ladder trucks; 
two motor-driven pumping engines; two motor-driven 
tractors for steam fire engines; one motor-driven aerial 
ladder truck; twenty-eight chiefs' cars, and one motor- 
driven emergency wagon. 

Many steps have been taken looking toward the 
standardization of the different apparatus in the depart- 
ment. The chiefs' cars and the motor apparatus have 
been standardized. 

Acetylene searchlights for use at fires have been 
purchased and put in service. 

A reserve steam engine has been purchased. 

The two steam propellers have been equipped with 
rubber tires, adding 80 per cent to their mobility and 
their speed. 

During the coming year boilers of four engines should 
be renewed, at an approximate cost of $7,000. 



6 City Document No. 13. 

Veterinary Branch. 

I would refer you to the report of the Veterinarian for 
details of the work connected with this branch. 

Paddocks have been built for sick horses that are 
convalescing, and new sheds have been put up to house 
horses sick with contagious diseases and the ambulance 
wagon. 

Medical Examiner's Branch. 

I would refer you to the report ofj^the Medical Exami- 
ner for details of the work connected with this branch. 

Board on Gasolene Licenses. 

I would refer you to the report of the Board on 
gasolene licenses for details of the work connected 
with this branch. Upon request of the Street Com- 
missioners, this department approves of the licensing of 
the storage of gasolene. Heretofore these approvals 
had been made by the district chiefs. This was very 
unsatisfactory. The business interests complained that 
fifteen district chiefs all had different ideas, and that a 
man might have his license approved in one district and 
under the same conditions disapproved in the next. At 
the request of the business interests, in order to obviate 
this, a Central Board was organized which passes upon 
all gasolene licenses, thus insuring uniformity throughout 
the city. They have been in existence only about ten 
months, but have established a system of regulations 
controlling this hazardous business which is not sur- 
passed by any city in the country. 

In this connection the figures of losses in Boston from 
fires in garages are very interesting. 

The average loss in 1908 and 1909 and 1910 

was ■ . $296,000 

The loss during the last ten months, or since 

the organization of this Board, was . . $45,000 

Which is at the rate of only .... $54,000 a year 

Fire Alarm Branch. 

I would refer you to the report of the Superintendent 
of the Fire Alarm Branch for details of the work con- 
nected with this branch. The recommendations which 
he makes have my approval, particularly that with 



Fire Department. 7 

respect to the installation of an interchangeable cable 
system, which was recommended last year. 

During the past two years there have been more 
improvements made in the Fire Alarm Branch of this 
department than during the preceding five years. 

One hundred twenty-one fire alarm boxes have 
been installed on streets in the past two years, as against 
forty-six in the preceding eight years. 

Fifteen thousand feet of underground ducts have 
been laid in the last two years, as against 11,200 feet 
in the preceding six years. 

One hundred forty thousand feet of cable have been 
laid, as against 132,000 feet in the preceding six years. 

Three hundred thirteen miles of conductor cable have 
been laid in the last two years, as against 283 in the 
preceding five years. 

One hundred twenty-two gas lanterns over fire alarm 
boxes have been replaced by electric lamps. These 
lights can be seen much further at night and are of 
some service also in lighting the streets. 

There were 420 less alarms in 1913 than in 1912. 

Fire Prevention. 

The science of fire prevention is the most important 
question to-day confronting fire departments. The 
greatest preventable loss in our city is the fire loss. 
Last year our loss was $3,225,000, 80 per cent of which 
was preventable. This represents the property loss 
alone; the loss of life was forty-one human beings, and 
the loss from interruption to business, men thrown out 
of work, etc., was easily $1,000,000. It seems incredible 
to me, as a business man, that the business interests of 
the city do not rise en masse and demand the simple 
remedies which the law could easily give them. For 
not only would this tremendous loss be cut down, but 
with the loss reduced insurance rates must be reduced 
and Fire Department costs reduced. 

Europe shows what can be done in the matter of fire 
prevention. Boston's fire loss is ten times greater than 
that of a dozen leading cities of Europe. Glasgow is a 
city with the same population as Boston, viz., 735,000. 

Glasgow's fire loss in 1913 was $375,000. 

Boston's fire loss in 1913 was $3,225,000. 

Glasgow had 789 fires — Boston had 4,104. 

The Glasgow Fire Department cost $150,000. 

The Boston Fire Department cost $1,924,000. 



8 City Document No. 13. 

These figures demonstrate the immense saving that 
could be made by the passage of proper fire prevention 
laws. 

This preventable loss is due to two causes: 

1. The lack of enforcement of existing statutes, 
ordinances and regulations with respect to fire hazards, 
owing to the unscientific scattering of authority in these 
matters through different boards, bureaus and depart- 
ments, instead of centralizing all of it in one department. 

2. The inadequacy of the laws with respect to the 
material, construction, use and occupancy of buildings. 

The remedy is simple : 

1. Centralize all the authority under the statutes or 
ordinances with respect to danger or hazard from fire 
due to use and occupancy of buildings under one depart- 
ment created for this purpose only, with power to 
delegate their authority to local heads of Fire 
Departments. 

2. Improve the laws with respect to the construc- 
tion, alteration and maintenance of buildings. 

With these laws on the statute books, Boston's fire 
loss would be reduced two-thirds at the end of ten years 
and her Fire Department cost cut in halves. 

Specifically I would submit the following recom- 
mendations : 

Construction, Alteration and Maintenance of Buildings. 

1. Within the building limits a section should be 
set off where, in the future, only construction of the first 
class should be allowed. This section should be bounded 
as follows: 

Starting at the intersection of Berkeley and Boylston 
streets, easterly through Boylston street on both sides, 
to Tremont street, to Park street, to Beacon street, to 
Bowdoin street, to Ashburton place, to Somerset street, 
to Pemberton square all sides, to Cornhill, to Adams 
square, to Exchange street both sides, to State street 
both sides, to the waterfront, thence southeasterly along 
the waterfront to the easterly extension of Kneeland 
street, to Eliot street, to Columbus avenue both sides, 
to Berkeley street both sides, to Boylston street, the 
point of beginning. 

Scattered through this section are already standing- 
many first-class buildings, and it would seem that the 
city as a whole would derive much benefit without 
working any great hardship on the individual. 



Fire Department. 9 

2. That no more wooden roofs be allowed to be built 
anywhere in the city. 

3. That in all dwellings housing more than one 
family all construction below the first floor be fire- 
proof. 

4. That in all tenement houses there be no connection 
between the first floor and basement. 

5. That all buildings of five stories or more in height 
be of fireproof construction. 

6. That fire escapes run to roofs when so ordered by 
the Central Department. 

7. That all window openings to fire escapes be cut 
down to the level of the floor. 

8. That all signs hereafter erected on buildings be 
subject to approval by this Central Department. 

9. That in buildings of second and third class con- 
struction no horses be allowed to be kept above the first 
floor unless there are two means of egress, or unless the 
building is equipped with automatic sprinklers. 

10. That no part of any third-class building be 
allowed nearer than 12 feet to the nearest part of any 
other third-class building. 

11. No buildings of any kind should be allowed 
nearer than 10 feet of each other, unless all openings 
in walls within 10 feet of another wall are protected 
with wired glass, metal frames and sashes. 

12. That automatic sprinklers be required by this 
Central Department in all buildings in the city used for 
manufacturing or business purposes in which the manu- 
facture, trade or business may be dangerous to the public 
safety or the safety of the persons employed or living 
therein as a fire menace. 

13. Equip all stairways and other interior vertical 
openings in second and third class buildings more than 
three stories in height, except those housing three 
families or less, with interior automatic sprinklers, as 
this Central Department may prescribe. 

14. Equip all basements of buildings in the city with 
interior automatic sprinklers or with such dry pipes 
with outside connections as this Central Department 
may prescribe. 

Use and Occupancy of Buildings. 

1. That the Fire Commissioner be a member of the 
Board of Appeal. 



10 City Document No. 13. 

2. That the School Committee be required to pro- 
vide a course for the study of fire prevention in the 
schools, for fifteen minutes each week. This is done in 
several cities. 

3. That the sale of stove polish containing benzine, 
gasolene, naphtha or inflammable fluids be prohibited. 

4. That where chimney fires occur, owing to defec- 
tive chimneys, the owners of buildings be fined a reason- 
able amount, and that amount be turned into the 
Firemen's Relief Fund. 

5. That the causing of fire through carelessness be 
made a misdemeanor and punished as such. 

6. That every theatre be required to have a fire 
alarm box on the stage. 

7. All buildings, other than single dwelling houses, 
should be equipped with gas shut-offs, either auto- 
matic, or manual that can be operated from the 
outside. 

8. That the use of any but safety matches be pro- 
hibited. 

If the Metropolitan Fire Prevention Commission Bill 
now before the Legislature does not pass, I would recom- 
mend that the following powers be given the Fire 
Commissioner by law : 

(a.) To inspect all building plans. 

(6.) To cause obstacles which may interfere with 
means of exit to be removed from floors, hallways, 
stairs, fire escapes, etc. 

(c.) To require and regulate fire drills in theatres, 
public places of amusement and public and private 
schools. 

(d.) To require proper safeguards to be placed on 
roof skylights. 

(e.) To regulate the accumulation and require the 
removal of all combustible rubbish, etc. 

(/.) To regulate the use of salamander stoves. 

(g.) To regulate the storage of combustible articles, 
other than those used for domestic purposes. 

(h.) To prohibit or regulate the setting or burning 
of fires out of doors. 

Finally, the power to cause to be made public all 
violations of fire prevention laws by posting placards 
on buildings or premises and by publishing in the daily 
newspapers the names of the owners and specifying 
the buildings in which the violations occur. 



Fire Department. 11 

Recommendations. 

Assuming the finances of the city will allow, I make 
the following recommendations: 

To build a new fire station in Charlestown on the 
site recently purchased. Plans and specifications for 
this have already been drawn and paid for by the city. 
Under their plans a motor engine and a motor chemical 
were to be installed and sufficient room was allowed for 
an aerial ladder, which will be needed at this location 
in the near future. 

The station of Chemical 3 on Winthrop street could 
be sold and the proceeds applied to the new station. 

This would be a far better business proposition than 
the rebuilding of Chemical 3's station. Rebuilding an 
old house is always an expensive undertaking, the cost 
of upkeep would be high, and Winthrop street is so 
narrow that an aerial ladder could not get in or out of 
the station there. 

Readville. 

I recommend the appropriation of $25,000 to build a 
new station in Readville. The New York, New Haven 
& Hartford Railroad will furnish the land at a nominal 
rent. 

Isolated Fire Alarm Headquarters. 

I would again call your attention to the hazardous 
location of the fire alarm office and recommend that new 
quarters be erected of fireproof construction and in an 
isolated location. In this connection, in the interests 
of efficiency and economy, I would recommend that 
careful consideration be given to the subject of placing 
the fire alarm headquarters in the new building to be 
designed for the high pressure pumping plant. If built 
in conjunction with the high pressure station, it would 
mean a saving to the city of $50,000 to $75,000 over what 
they would cost if built separately. I estimate the cost 
for the fire alarm headquarters to be $225,000. 

If the finances of the city will not allow this to be done, 
I strongly recommend that very little money be spent 
on the present headquarters toward fireproofing it. 
The danger from the present headquarters is the poten- 
tial conflagration hazard and no amount of money spent 
on the present building would render it safe in case of a 
conflagration. 



12 City Document No. 13. 

This matter of isolated fire headquarters also has been 
recommended by the National Board of Fire Under- 
writers and a special study of the situation was made by 
a Committee on Metropolitan Affairs of the Chamber of 
Commerce. They indorse my position in the matter 
and this indorsement received the approval of the Board 
of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce. 

Fire Alaem Underground Construction. 

I would recommend a special appropriation of $30,000 
to establish an independent interchangeable under- 
ground cable system in the city. 

Cooperation of the Departments. 

I would recommend a closer cooperation between the 
Building and Fire Departments and the Board of Health. 

I believe that a copy of the inspection report of each 
department should be sent to each of the other two 
departments so that they might act on any deficiency 
that might come within their jurisdiction, the whole city 
thereby getting the benefit of the inspection of each 
department, instead of requiring three inspections for 
possibly the same building. 

An example of the cooperation of three departments 
is that of the Street Commissioners, Building Depart- 
ment and Fire Department in the matter of permits 
for garages and licenses to store gasolene. Heretofore 
the citizens had to go to the Building Department to 
obtain a permit to build a garage. After the garage was 
built he had to go to the Street Commissioners to get a 
license to keep gasolene in the building, with the result 
that while he might conform to the law with respect to 
the construction of the building, it would be found that 
after his building was finished the keeping of gasolene 
would be a menace to surrounding buildings. This has 
now been all done away with, and when the citizen gets 
his permit or his license he knows that he has then done 
all that will be required of him by any city department. 

Motor Apparatus. 
I would recommend a special appropriation of 
$300,000 for motor apparatus, to be purchased in 
accordance with the recommendations of the chief of 
department; $100,000 of this amount to be expended 
this year, and $200,000 to be expended next year. 



Fire Department. 13 

Charity and Benefit Funds of the Fire Department. 

I find that there are many different charitable and 
benefit funds from which injured and sick firemen draw 
money. These are now in the hands of different boards 
of trustees. I would strongly recommend the passage 
of the necessary legislation to put all the charitable 
funds in such hands as they may now be, in the hands of 
the Board of Trustees of the Boston Firemen's Relief 
Fund, so that all money will go into one source and be 
paid out from that source. 

Winding, Lighting and Repairing Clocks. 

I would again renew my recommendation that the 
expense and labor of winding, lighting and repairing 
clocks of the city be transferred to some other depart- 
ment. It not only takes firemen away from their duty, 
but adds to the expense of fire fighting. This is unfair, 
and when the figures go out to the country it makes 
the cost higher in comparison with the other cities. It 
is not any part of a fireman's business to wind, light and 
repair clocks. 

One-way Streets. 

I would again renew my recommendation that Mason 
street and Howard street be made one-way streets for 
the better efficiency of the fire companies stationed in 
or near those streets. 

Duplication in Names of Streets. 

I would again renew my recommendation that the 
names of streets be changed so that there would be no 
two streets with the same name in the city. The 
increased number of notifications of fire to this depart- 
ment by means of the telephone and the confusion that 
arises in locating the fire due to duplication in the names 
of streets calls for these changes. 

Transfer of Parker Hill Appropriation. 

I would recommend that the appropriation of approxi- 
mately $15,000 for a fire station on Parker Hill be 
transferred to the appropriation for motor apparatus 
and that amount of money be used in equipping Engine 
42 and Engine 14 with tractors and motorizing Ladder 
26. A tractor has already been ordered for Engine 37. 



14 City Document No. 13. 

In conclusion, I desire to express my appreciation 
for the hearty cooperation of the other departments of 
this city with the Fire Department, especially the 
Public Works Department, the Police Department, 
the Building Department, the Wire Department and 
the Street Commissioners. I desire also to express my 
appreciation to the Boston Board of Fire Underwriters, 
with whom my relations have been most cordial. 

Yours very respectfully, 

Charles H. Cole, 

Fire Commissioner. 



Fire Department. 15 



REPORT OF CHIEF OF THE DEPARTMENT. 



From: The Chief of the Department, Boston. 2 February, 1914. 
To: The Fire Commissioner: 
Subject: Annual Report. 

The following is the report of the Fire Department 
for the year ending January 31, 1914. 

During the calendar year the department has 
responded to 4,824 alarms. The fire loss was $3,225,000, 
exclusive of the loss of the steamer "Templemore," 
which was $1,025,000. 

Additions and Changes. 

February 24, 1913, a gasolene combination chemical 
engine and ladder truck was installed in the station at 
Oak square and a new company known as Ladder 
Company 31 was organized to man this apparatus. 

March 5, 1913, a gasolene combination chemical 
engine and ladder truck was installed in the quarters 
of Engine Company 42. Chemical Company 5 was 
temporarily disbanded and a new company known as 
Ladder Company 30 was organized to man this 
apparatus. 

April 18, 1913, a gasolene combination chemical 
engine and hose wagon was placed in service with 
Chemical Company 11, replacing the horse-drawn 
apparatus. 

May 14, 1913, a gasolene combination chemical 
engine and hose wagon was installed in the quarters of 
Ladder Company 23 and a company known as Chemical 
Company 5 was organized to man this apparatus. 

December 10, 1913, a gasolene combination chemical 
engine and ladder truck was placed in service with 
Ladder Company 21, replacing the horse-drawn 
apparatus. 

The steam cars used by the Chief of Department 
and the deputy chiefs of Divisions 1 and 2 were re- 
placed by gasolene runabouts. 

The acting Deputy Chief of Division 3 and the 
district chiefs of Districts 1, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 14 have 
been furnished with gasolene runabouts. 



16 City Document No. 13. 

Engines 35 and 38, self-propelling machines, were 
equipped with rubber tires, replacing the steel spur 
tires, adding 80 per cent to their efficiency. 

Water Towers 1, 2 and 3 were equipped with rubber 
tires. Every piece of apparatus in the department is 
now equipped with rubber tires. 

Turret nozzles were placed on seven hose wagons, 
making a total of thirty-seven now in service, leaving 
only ten hose wagons to equip. 

Ladder House 24 was remodeled and a captain was 
assigned to this company and its numerical strength 
increased. 

A new heating plant was installed in the quarters of 
Chemical Company 8. 

A new heating plant was installed in the quarters of 
Engine Company 16. 

November 14, 1913, the city was divided into three 
divisions for fire fighting purposes. 

A district chief was assigned to the Hyde Park district. 

A motor-driven 85-foot aerial truck has been ordered 
for service in the quarters of Ladder Company 4, 
replacing the horse-drawn apparatus now in service 
with that company. 

A gasolene combination pumping engine and hose 
wagon has been ordered for service in the quarters of 
Engine Company 11, replacing the horse-drawn appara- 
tus now in service with that company. This is for the 
better protection of the Orient Heights section of 
East Boston. 

A gasolene combination pumping engine and hose 
wagon has been ordered and should be installed in the 
Oak Square station and a company organized to man 
this apparatus, thus replacing the motor-driven ladder 
truck now in service with Ladder Company 31 at that 
station, which should be transferred to the quarters of 
Engine Company 41, with the company to man same. 
This would furnish truck service in the Allston district, 
which, on account of the number and nature of the new 
buildings lately erected, is much needed. Chemical 
Engine Company 6 should be disbanded. Two tractors 
have been ordered and should be applied to the apparatus 
in the quarters of Engine Companies 10 and 37, replacing 
the horses in those companies. This is for the better 
protection of Parker Hill and to have more efficient 
service in the hill section of the West End, also adding 



Fiee Department. 17 

celerity in the response of Engine Companies 10 and 37 
to alarms of fire in Brighton. 

Two gasolene combination chemical engines and hose 
wagons have been ordered and I recommend that one 
be installed in the quarters of Engine Company 48 to 
replace the horse-drawn apparatus now in service with 
Chemical Company 14, and one in the quarters of Engine 
Company 10, replacing the horse-drawn hose wagon 
now in service with that company. 

Buildings. 

A large proportion of the stations occupied by this 
department were erected years ago and consequently 
are lacking in modern requisites and, moreover, require 
constant attention to keep them in anything like good 
order. 

The exterior wood and metal work of thirty-six 
houses have been painted since the last report, and it is 
planned to care for a similar number the coming year. 

The interiors are in good condition as regards cleanli- 
ness. 

Shower baths have been installed in eleven houses. 
In four houses separate rooms have been built for 
lieutenants. 

Apparatus and Equipment. 

The annual inspection and test of apparatus and 
equipment, including hose, was made and defects 
repaired to bring everything up to the proper standard 
of efficiency. 

Building Inspection. 

Theatres, motion picture houses and all places of 
public assembly in this city were inspected by this 
department for either a new or renewal of license. 

A weekly inspection and report was made of theatres 
and motion picture houses. 

Inspections were made and reports submitted weekly 
of buildings which were visited, and when conditions 
considered a menace were found the officials under 
whose supervision they came were promptly notified. 

A monthly inspection of all fire appliances in schools, 
libraries and other public buildings was made and con- 
ditions reported. 



18 City Document No. 13. 

On request signs erected on roofs were inspected and 
reported on. 

A member of this department was specially detailed 
to safeguard the transportation of explosives. 

Numerous inspections of reported hazardous condi- 
tions were made by request. 

In order to secure a uniform standard throughout the 
city, a Board consisting of three officers of this depart- 
ment was organized to pass on all applications to store 
gasolene. 

Drills. 

During the year all companies have held weekly 
drills and all men coming into the department have 
passed through the regular drill school. 

During the year thirteen men have successfully passed 
the school of instruction for engineers. 

During the year fifteen men have received instruction 
in the department automobile school. 

Mutual Aid. 

The cities and towns adjacent to our city have shown 
the usual fine spirit of cooperation that has always 
existed. 

The system of responding to border boxes has been 
extended to Newton. 

Fire Hazard and Prevention. 

The same well known hazards still exist and remedial 
legislation is necessary if the enormous pecuniary loss 
is to be curtailed. 

Officers from this department were detailed to address 
different organizations during the year on the result of 
carelessness and the causes of fires. 

Civil Service. 

Promotions have been made from the list in order. 

I reiterate my recommendation that it would be a 
great help to this department to have the appointees 
equipped with sufficient knowledge to operate motor- 
driven apparatus, thus releasing the City of Boston 
from the expense of maintaining an automobile school 
and what is more important would keep more men in 
quarters ready for fire duty. 



Fire Department. 



19 



Hydrants. 

The following is the number and type of hydrants in 
use for fire service 31 January, 1914: 



Ordinary post 
Boston post 
Lowry . 
Boston Lowry 
Boston 

Chapman post 
Ludlow post 
Coffin post . 

Total . 



2,976 

2,926 

1,842 

733 

207 

164 

9 

1 

8,858 



Recommendations. 

In my last annual report I made exhaustive recom- 
mendations, the carrying out of which will, in my 
opinion, bring this department up to a more modern 
standard and will provide for a long way into the future. 

Many of them have been carried out and in this report 
I reiterate my request for those items remaining that I 
think are absolutely necessary to make this department 
as efficient as our citizens expect. 

Fire Stations. 

The present quarters of Hose Company 49 are abso- 
lutely unfitted for the purpose and a site should be 
secured in the Readville section of Hyde Park, and a 
house built to accommodate this company. 

An alternative would be to purchase a gasolene com- 
bination hose wagon and chemical engine and locate it 
in the quarters of Engine Company 48, Hyde Park. 

The present quarters of Hose Company 49 could then 
be abandoned and the company transferred to man this 
apparatus, which would replace the horse-drawn appa- 
ratus. This would be a measure of economy. 

A new station should be built in Charlestown for an 
engine company and if possible an aerial truck should be 
located in the same quarters. 

The building formerly occupied by the Municipal 
Court, which has been turned over to the Fire Depart- 
ment, should be remodeled at once for Ladder Company 5. 

A new building on the same site for Engine Company 
26-35. These quarters are wholly inadequate for the 



20 City Document No. 13. 

number of men housed there. New offices for the Chief 
of Department should be included in this plan. 

The men of Engine Company 4, Chemical Company 1 
and Water Tower Company 1 are in cramped quarters 
as at present housed, and if feasible more room should 
be secured in the same building. 

The present site of Engine Company 17 and Ladder 
7 should be disposed of and a new site secured and a 
station built for these companies, or a new house built 
on the same site. 

A new station is needed to replace the present quarters 
of Engine Company 8. 

The recommendations made in the last annual report 
for the substitution of shower baths for bath tubs have 
been carried out and I hope that this necessary change 
for the comfort and efficiency of the men will continue 
to be made as far as financial conditions will permit. 

I would also recommend that where possible the work 
of providing separate rooms for all officers be continued. 

Apparatus. 
Engines. 

A gasolene combination pumping engine and hose 
wagon to have a pump capacity of at least 700 gallons 
per minute for the proposed station in Readville. 

A tractor-drawn steam fire engine with a pump 
capacity of at least 1,000 gallons per minute for the new 
station recommended in Charlestown. This apparatus 
will replace Chemical Engine 3. 

Tractors should be applied to the horse-drawn steam 
fire engines in the quarters of Engine Companies 20, 41 
and 45. 

Also gasolene combination pumping engines and hose 
wagons with a pump capacity of at least 700 gallons per 
minute to replace the present horse-drawn steam fire 
engines in the quarters of Engine Companies 2, 19, 30, 
32, 34 and 42. 

Chemical and Hose Wagon Combinations. 

Gasolene combination chemical and hose wagons to 
replace the present horse-drawn hose wagons in the 
quarters of Engine Companies 5, 16, 17, 20, 28, 41, 45, 
46 and 48. 

A motor-driven high pressure hose wagon for the 
engine company recommended in Charlestown. 



Fire Department. 21 

Chemical Engines. 
The horse-drawn chemical engines at present located 
in the quarters of Chemical Companies 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 9, 
10, 12 and 14, to be replaced by motor-driven chemical 
engines with two tanks each, of at least 80 gallons 
capacity. 

Ladder Trucks. 

An 85-foot aerial truck, motor driven, to replace the 
horse-drawn truck in the quarters of Ladder Com- 
pany 12. 

An 85-foot aerial truck, motor driven, to replace the 
horse-drawn truck now in service with Ladder Com- 
pany 11. 

Motor-driven combination ladder trucks and chemical 
engines to replace the horse-drawn trucks in the quarters 
of Ladder Companies 6, 7, 10, 16, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 
27 and 28. 

Tractors are recommended to be applied to the present 
horse-drawn trucks in the quarters of Ladder Com- 
panies 14 and 15. 

Water Towers. 
As a measure of economy the present horse-drawn 
Water Towers 1, 2 and 3 should have tractors. 

Miscellaneous. 

Automobiles are now in the hands of the department 
which will fit out every district chief. 

It would be a great advance in efficiency and a measure 
of economy to have motor-driven wagons to replace the 
present horse-drawn in service in the fire alarm branch 
and the repair shop. 

Men. 

The company recommended for Readville should 
consist of a lieutenant and six men, as two men are at 
present assigned to Hose Company 49 which would be 
disbanded and the men transferred to the new company; 
this would require the appointment of but five men. 
The services of the call men attached to this company 
could be dispensed with. 

The engine company recommended for Charlestown 
to replace Chemical Company 3 would require but 
seven men, as Chemical Company 3 would be disbanded 
and the men transferred to this company. 



22 City Document No. 13. 

I would recommend that two additional men be 
assigned to Ladder Company 24. 

A lieutenant and two men is all that would be 
required to man the apparatus recommended for the 
Oak square station, as Chemical Company 6 would be 
disbanded and the. men transferred to this station. 

As soon as the gasolene pumping engine replaces the 
horse-drawn apparatus in the quarters of Engine Com- 
pany 11, I recommend that this apparatus be installed 
in the quarters of Chemical Company 7 and an engine 
company be organized to man same. This would 
require twelve men. 

An additional man should be assigned to each of the 
following companies to bring them up to the strength 
required, viz., Engine Companies 5, 16, 19, 29 and 30. 

The men of the department have as always worked 
with a commendable spirit, and to the other departments, 
who have always assisted cheerfully when called on, I 
give my appreciation. 

John A. Mullen. 



Fire Department. 23 



FIRE ALARM BRANCH. 



From: The Superintendent op Fire Alarm Branch. 

Boston, 12 February, 1914. 
To: The Fire Commissioner: 
Subject: Annual Report for Year Ending 31 January, 1914. 

Improvements in Fire Alarm Office. 

The tapper transmitter has been rebuilt by contract 
with the Frederick Pearce Company of New York, the 
makers, and is now in first-class condition. A new 
20-circuit master key, a new time stamp which auto- 
matically records the time alarms are transmitted, one 
more 4-pen punch register, new relays, with double 
contacts, on tapper and gong circuits and new portable 
testing instruments have been put in service. A new 
multiple motor generator has been installed and a 
generator for supplying current to the dynamotors 
has been purchased. Much of the wooden furniture in 
the office has been replaced by steel. 

Improvements in Department Houses. 

Punching registers which record the alarms received 
have been installed in fifteen department stations. 
Eleven more houses have been equipped with test 
switches for locating faults on fire alarm circuits. The 
new house at Oak square has been equipped, and appa- 
ratus has been installed on each of the fireboats which 
provides means of receiving alarms on the boats, thereby 
eliminating the double patrol. Many changes and 
additions to the lighting system in the various houses 
have been made and many of the old mechanical house 
gongs have been replaced by electric gongs. 

Fire Alarm Boxes. 

Because of the large increase in the number of fire 
alarm boxes it became necessary to start a new system 
of numbering. The city has been divided into sections 
and the number of each section starts with a particular 
numeral; for example, in the city proper the numbers 
start with 1, in Roxbury with 2, in Dorchester with 3, 
etc. 



24 City Document No. 13. 

Until the past year the plain sector box has been 
used entirely in the system, because of its simplicity 
and reliability, but because of the impossiblity of 
properly "interlacing" boxes on different circuits, due 
to the increase in number, it was found advisable to 
use the noninterfering succession type of boxes in 
many locations. 

This type of box when pulled causes no interference 
of alarms and is designed if pulled with another box 
on same circuit to register the alarm after the first 
box has stopped. Sixty-three of this type of boxes 
have been put in service. 

There were 78 fire alarm boxes established, of which 
38 were placed on lamp-posts, 24 on poles, 5 on school- 
houses, 9 in theatres, 1 in an academy and 1 in a depart- 
ment store. Twenty boxes were removed from poles 
and re-established on lamp-posts; the locations of 
3 boxes were changed; 1 schoolhouse box was removed 
from the building and placed on a lamp-post and 1 was 
placed on a pole; 5 boxes were removed from service, 
and 1 box was re-established. 

During the past year a change has been made in the 
lights over fire alarm boxes; 115 gas lanterns over boxes 
and 7 on engine houses have been replaced with electric 
lamps which give much improved lighting service for 
boxes at night. This work has been done by the Edison 
Company, and is along the line of substituting the 
electric lamp for the gas lamp in our streets. 

Underground Work. 

A contract was made with the Standard Underground 
Cable Company of Pittsburgh, Penn., to furnish 94,104 
feet of lead-covered cable of various sizes and to install 
74,191 feet of same. The contract was fulfilled in a 
satisfactory manner. The remainder of the uncom- 
pleted contract of 1912 was completed and 2,404 feet 
were installed by this department, making a total of 
90,053 feet of cable, containing about 200 miles of con- 
ductors. Eight thousand and one feet of ducts were 
laid by Contractor John T. Shea, Jr., 59 lamp-posts 
were set up and 36 pole connections were made. Eight 
new test posts were set and 4 were replaced by new ones. 
Five broken lamp-posts were replaced by new posts and 
5 lamp-posts were reset. 



Fire Department. 25 

Line Construction. 

About 40,450 feet of new wire were used in new work 
and in replacing old wire and about 125,100 feet of 
dead wire were removed; about 16,391 feet of aerial 
cable of various sizes were used and 3 poles were set. 

Recommendations. 
Outside Construction. 
Recommendations made in the last report still apply; 
although a large amount of cable was installed in the 
past year there are still many places where the system 
would be greatly improved by removing overhead wires 
and substituting underground cables. The cables recom- 
mended to relieve the present cables, particularly in 
the downtown section, should be bought and much of 
the wire strung on poles must be replaced. 

Boxes. 
Hyde Park boxes should be replaced by new, up-to- 
date type, and a few boxes should be bought for localities 
that are not now properly protected. 

Office Equipment. 
The machine which transmits gong signals should be 
thoroughly overhauled. This machine has been in 
service about twenty years. The woodwork in the 
dynamo room should be removed and the room fire- 
proofed. 

Recommendations. 
In General. 
More registers should be bought for department 
houses; more circuits must be made for boxes and tap- 
pers; the work of wiring for electric lights in the depart- 
ment houses in Charlestown has been authorized and 
will be done this year and changes in wiring in other 
houses are planned; test switches should be installed 
in houses where there are none at present; a new tele- 
phone system should be installed; a small auto truck 
is a necessity because of the large territory the system 
covers. Work in the department done by the machinists 
has increased to such an extent that it is essential that 



26 City Document No. 13. 

one more man be employed. Changes in the office 
equipment has been delayed for months because of the 
large amount of other work that has employed the 
men's time. The renumbering of boxes should be done 
as quickly as possible, work which will require the 
services of a machinist for several months. Much of 
the line work in the system is in poor condition and I 
recommend the appointment of three more first-class 
linemen. 

George L. Fickett. 



Fire Department. 27 



SUPERINTENDENT OF CONSTRUCTION. 



From: The Superintendent of Construction and Supplies. 

Boston, 2 February, 1914. 
To: The Fire Commissioner: 
Subject: Yearly Report. 

Sir, — I respectfully submit the following table giving 
the number of repairs made on apparatus and parts of 
apparatus in the Construction and Repair Shop Branch, 
and the cost of the same; also the number of repairs 
made outside the shop and cost. The number of house 
repairs made by department mechanics and their cost, 
amount of materials furnished different companies where 
the work was done by company members and the repairs 
on furniture and bedding are included. 

Apparatus Repairs. 

Number of jobs done in repair shop .... -2,730 

Cost, material and labor for the same .... $29,617 

Number of jobs done by outside firms .... 448 

Cost of jobs done by outside firms .... $6,675 

House Repairs. 

Number of jobs done by department mechanics . . 441 

Cost of jobs done by department mechanics . . $15,712 

Number of jobs done by outside firms 239 

Cost of jobs done by outside firms .... $3,777 

Furniture Repairs. 

Number of jobs done in repair shop .... 59 

Cost of jobs done in repair shop $277 

Number of jobs done by outside firms ..... 33 

Cost of jobs done by outside firms .... $1,075 
Stock furnished to different companies, work done by 

members 6,052 

Eugene M. Byington. 



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City Document No. 13. 



BOSTON FIRE DEPARTMENT VETERINARY 
HOSPITAL. 



From: The Veterinarian. Boston, 2 February, 1913. 

To: The Fire Commissioner: 
Subject: Annual Report. 

Sir, — I respectfully report that there have been 
improvements made at the Veterinary Hospital the 
past year. The run entering the hospital has been 
raised and rebuilt. There have been six paddocks laid 
out on department land adjoining hospital for the 
exercising of convalescent horses and a shed built in 
rear of hospital for the care of contagious diseases 
among department horses and the storage of ambulance 
and exercising wagon, and the extension of the building 
was painted. The number of horses purchased, sold, 
died and destroyed for year ending 31 January, 1914, 
is as follows : 



Total number on hand 1 February, 1913 








415 


Total number on hand 1 February, 1914 








407 


Horses purchased 








46 


Horses sold 








42 


Horses died 








4 


Horses destroyed 








7 


Horses killed in service 








1 



The general condition of the department horses is 
good. 

Daniel P. Keogh, M. D. V. 



Fiee Depaetment. 29 



HEADQUARTERS FIRE DEPARTMENT, BOSTON. 



From: The Medical Examiner. Boston, 2 February, 1914. 

To: The Chief of Department: 
Subject: Annual Report. 

I have the honor to report for the year ending 1 
February, 1914, as follows: 

Number of cases of illness 325 

Number of cases of injury 434 

Examinations. 
For appointment as probationary firemen ... 69 
General examinations, including probationers at the 

expiration of their terms 1,473 

House and hospital visits . 113 

The health of the men has been good but the number 
of injuries larger than in previous years. The medicine 
chests carried on the different apparatus have been 
inspected regularly and found in good condition, owing 
to the excellent care taken of them by the officers in 
command. 

Probationers have been instructed in first aid before 
becoming members of the permanent force. 

Deaths. 

Ladderman Dennis J. Begley, Ladder 14, 12 February, 
1913, phthisis. 

Assistant Engineer John J. Goff, Engine 45, 19 July, 
1913, cancer. 

Ladderman Jeremiah Feeley, Ladder 13, 17 Novem- 
ber, chronic Bright's disease. 

Hoseman William J. Fay, Engine 36, 23 November, 
1913, typhoid fever. 

Ladderman Joseph A. Hackett, Ladder 13, 14 Jan- 
uary, 1914, killed by a falling wall, Box 218. 

In closing permit me to thank you and your sub- 
ordinate officers for the efficient cooperation, courtesy 
and consideration received by me in the discharge of 
my duties. 

Rufus W. Sprague, M. D. 



30 City Document No. 13. 



GASOLENE BOARD. 



From: Gasolene Board. Boston, 2 February, 1914. 

To: The Fire Commissioner: 
Subject: Report of Gasolene Board for Period Between April 
19, 1913, to February 1, 1914. 

This Board has made more than 500 inspections and 
passed upon plans for new or alterations for 485 buildings 
in which gasolene is to be used. 

Six hundred eighteen reports have been made to 
the Fire Commissioner on various matters. 

Garage regulations have been formulated. 

Conferences have been had between the Board, the 
Massachusetts District Police and the Building Depart- 
ment of Boston. 

Demonstrations have been witnessed of safety devices, 
and tests of materials have been made. 

During the year February 1, 1913, to February 1, 
1914, this department has passed upon 286 applications 
for the storage of combustible oils and moving picture 
films. 

Thomas W. Roose, 

Lieutenant and Recorder. 



Fire Department. 



31 



THE DEPARTMENT ORGANIZATION. 



Commissioner, Charles H. Cole. 

Chief Clerk, Benjamin F. Underhill. 

Chief of Department, John A. Mullen. 

Superintendent of Construction and Repairs, Eugene M. 

Byington. 
Superintendent of Fire Alarms, George L. Fickett. 
Chief Operator and Assistant Superintendent of Fire Alarms, 

Richard Donahue. 
Veterinarian, Daniel P. Keogh. 
Medical Examiner, Rufus W. Sprague. 



STRENGTH AND PAY. 

Headquarters. 



1 Commissioner 

1 Chief clerk 

1 Medical examiner 

1 Bookkeeper 

2 Clerks 
1 Clerk 
1 Clerk 

1 Assistant engineer (messenger) : 
1 Private (inspector explosives) * 



Per annum. 

$5,000 
2,500 
1,300 
1,850 
1,600 
1,400 
1,200 
1,400 
1,400 



10 



Fire Fighting Branch. 



1 Chief of department 












$4,500 


2 Deputy chiefs 












3,500 


15 District chiefs 












3,000 


61 Captains . 












2,000 


95 Lieutenants 












1,800 


1 Lieutenant, aide to chief 










1,800 


1 Private, orderly to chief 










1,400 


2 Engineers 










1,700 


46 Engineers 












1,500 


2 Engineers 












1,400 


4 Engineers 












1,200 


5 Engineers 












1,100 


43 Assistant engineers 












1,400 


1 Assistant engineer . 












1,300 


2 Assistant engineers 












1,200 


1 Assistant engineer . 












900 



* Detailed from fire fighting branch. 



32 



City Document No. 13. 



701 Privates: 
413 
28 
55 
47 
47 
90 
21 



Per annum. 

$1,400 
1,300 
1,200 
1,100 
1,000 
900 
720 



983 



Call Men. 
3 Temporary call men in District 15 (Hyde Park), 



$100 



Repair Shop Branch. 




1 Superintendent $3,000 


1 Captain, assistant superintendent * . . . 2,000 


1 Lieutenant, foreman of hose and harness shop *, 1,800 


1 Engineer * 1,500 


1 Assistant engineer *' 






1,400 


1 Foreman plumber * 






1,600 


1 Foreman carpenter * 






1,600 


1 Foreman painter * . 






1,600 


6 Privates * . 






1,400 


Employees. 


1 Clerk . . . $1,300 


1 Clerk 










1,100 

Per day. 


1 Engineer . 










$3 50 


3 Firemen 










3 25 


2 Plumbers 










4 40 


1 Steamfitter 










4 00 


1 Painter 










3 75 


6 Painters . 










3 50 


1 Wheelwright . 










3 75 


1 Wheelwright . 










3 25 


1 Machinist 










4 00 


5 Machinists 










3 75 


1 Foreman blacksmith 










4 00 


3 Blacksmiths 










3 75 


5 Blacksmith's helpers 










2 75 


3 Carpenters 










3 50 


1 Vulcanizer 










3 00 


2 Hose and harness repairers 








3 50 


1 Hose and harness repairer 








2 50 


4 Laborers .... 








2 50 


58 



* Detailed from fire fighting branch. 



Fire Department. 



33 



Fire Alarm Branch. 

1 Superintendent 

1 Chief operator and assistant superintendent 

Operating Force. 
4 Principal operators 

3 Operators 

4 Assistant operators * 

2 Assistant operators 

Construction Force. 

1 Foreman 

1 Assistant foreman 

1 Clerk 

1 Repairer * . 

1 Machinist 

1 Machinist 

20 Repairers, linemen and wiremen (average) 
1 Hostler 



Per annum. 

$3,000 
2,500 



$1,800 
1,600 
1,400 
1,400 



$2,200 
1,600 
1,050 
1,400 

Per day. 

$4 25 
3 75 
3 65 
2 50 



42 



Veterinary Hospital Branch. 



1 Veterinarian 

1 Captain, assistant to veterinarian * 

3 Hostlers (average) .... 
1 Horseshoer 



Per annum. 

$3,000 
2,000 

Per day. 

$2 50 
3 50 



1,102 



CHIEF OF DEPARTMENT. 



John A. Mullen. 

Headquarters, Engine House 26-35, Mason Street. 

The Chief is in charge of the fire protection of the 
city, which is divided into three divisions, each com- 
manded by a deputy chief, which are subdivided into 
fourteen districts, each commanded by a district chief. 

Division 1. 
Deputy Chief, John Grady. 
Headquarters, Ladder House 8, Fort Hill Square. 
This division comprises Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. 

* Detailed from fire fighting branch. 



34 City Document No. 13. 

District 1. 
District Chief, John W. Godbold. 

Headquarters, Ladder House 2, Paris Street, 
East Boston. 
All that portion of the city which is included within 
the district known as East Boston. 

Apparatus Located in the District. — -Engines 5, 9, 11, 
40, 47 (fireboat), Ladders 2, 21, Chemical 7. 

District 2. 
District Chief, Charles H. W. Pope. 

Headquarters, Ladder House 9, Main Street, 
Charlestown. 
All that portion of the city which is included within 
the district known as Charlestown. 

Apparatus Located in the District. — Engines 27, 32, 
36, Ladders 9, 22, Chemicals 3, 9. 

District 3. 
District Chief, John 0. Taber. 

Headquarters, Ladder House 18, Pittsburgh Street. 

All that portion of the city which is included within 
a line beginning at the intersection of State and Devon- 
shire streets, thence easterly through State street to the 
waterfront, thence southeasterly across the harbor to 
the extension of C street, South Boston, thence southerly 
through C street to Cypher street, thence northwesterly 
through Cypher street to B street, thence southwesterly 
through B street to West First street, thence westerly 
through West First street to Atlantic Avenue Bridge, 
thence through Atlantic Avenue Bridge and Atlantic 
avenue to Summer street, thence westerly through Sum- 
mer street to Devonshire street, thence through Devon- 
shire street to the point of beginning. 

Apparatus Located in the District. — Engines 25, 38, 
39, 44 (fireboat), Ladders 8, 14, 18, Water Tower 3. 

District 4- 

District Chief, Henry A. Fox. 

Headquarters, Engine House 4, Bulfinch Street. 

All that portion of the city which is included within 

a line beginning at the intersection of State and Devon- 



Fire Department. 35 

shire streets, thence southerly through Devonshire street 
to Water street, thence westerly through Water street 
to Washington street, thence southerly through Wash- 
ington street to School street, thence through School 
street and Beacon street to Charles street, thence north- 
erly through Charles street to Pinckney street, thence 
westerly through Pinckney street to the Cambridge 
boundary line, thence northerly along said Cambridge 
boundary line to its intersection with the tracks of the 
Eastern Division of the Boston & Maine Railroad, 
thence northeasterly to the Warren Avenue Drawbridge, 
thence easterly to the Charlestown Drawbridge, thence 
northeasterly and then southerly around the waterfront 
to the extension of State street, thence through State 
street to the point of beginning. 

Apparatus Located in the District. — Engines 4, 6, 8, 
31 (fireboat), Ladders 1, 24, Chemical 1, Water Tower 1. 

District 5. 
District Chief, Daniel F. Sennott. 

Headquarters, Engine House 26-35, Mason Street. 

All that portion of the city which is included within a 
line beginning at the intersection of Devonshire and 
Water streets, thence running westerly through Water 
street to Washington street, thence southerly through 
Washington street to School street, thence through School 
street and Beacon street to Charles street, thence 
northerly through Charles street to Pinckney street, 
thence westerly through Pinckney street to the Cam- 
bridge boundary line, thence southerly along said 
boundary line to the extension of Otter street, thence 
through Otter street to Beacon street, thence easterly 
through Beacon street to Arlington street, thence through 
Arlington street to Boylston street, thence easterly 
through Boylston street to Church street, thence through 
Church street to Providence street, thence through 
Providence street to Columbus avenue, thence through 
Columbus avenue to Church street, thence through 
Church street to Tremont street, thence northerly 
through Tremont street to Pleasant street, thence south- 
easterly through Pleasant street and Broadway extension 
to Fort Point channel, thence northerly through Fort 
Point channel to Atlantic Avenue Bridge, thence 
through Atlantic Avenue Bridge and Atlantic avenue to 
Summer street, thence westerly through Summer street 



36 City Document No. 13. 

to Devonshire street, thence through Devonshire street 
to the point of beginning. 

Apparatus Located in the District. — Engines 7, 10, 26, 
35, Ladder 17, Chemical 2. 



Division 2. 
Deputy Chief, Peter F. McDonough. 
Headquarters, Engine House 22, Warren Avenue. 
This division comprises Districts 6, 7, 8 and 11. 

District 6. 

District Chief, Edward J. Shallow. 

Headquarters, Engine House 1, Dorchester Street, 
South Boston. 

All that portion of the city which is included within 
a line beginning at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue 
Bridge and Fort Point channel, thence southerly through 
Atlantic Avenue Bridge to West First street, thence 
through West First street to B street, thence northerly 
through B street to Cypher street, thence through 
Cypher street to C street, thence northerly through C 
street to the waterfront, thence by the waterfront 
southeasterly, then westerly to the extension of Columbia 
road, thence through Columbia road to Mt. Vernon 
street, thence through Mt. Vernon street to Willow 
court, thence through Willow court to Massachusetts 
avenue, • thence through Massachusetts avenue to the 
New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad tracks 
(inclusive), thence northerly along said tracks (inclusive), 
to the South bay, thence northerly to Fort Point channel, 
thence through Fort Point channel to the point of 
beginning. 

Apparatus Located in the District. — Engines 1, 2, 15, 
43, Ladders 5, 19, 20, Chemical 8. 

District 7. 

District Chief, Peter E. Walsh. 

Headquarters, Engine House 22, Warren Avenue. 

All that portion of the city which is included within 

a line beginning at the intersection of Beacon and Otter 

streets, thence easterly through Beacon street to Arling- 



Fire Department. 37 

ton street, thence through Arlington street to Bo3dston 
street, thence easterly through Boylston street to 
Church street, thence through Church street to Provi- 
dence street, thence through Providence street to 
Columbus avenue, thence through Columbus avenue 
to Church street, thence through Church street to 
Tremont street, thence northerly through Tremont 
street to Pleasant street, thence easterly through Pleas- 
ant street and Broadway extension to Fort Point 
channel, thence southerly through Fort Point channel 
to the Roxbury canal, thence southerly through the 
Roxbury canal to Massachusetts avenue, thence north- 
westerly through Massachusetts avenue to the Cam- 
bridge boundary line, thence northeasterly along said 
boundary line to a point opposite the extension of 
Otter street, thence through Otter street to the point 
of beginning. 

Apparatus Located in the District. — Engines 3, 22, 
33, Ladders 3, 13, 15, Chemical 4, Water Tower 2. 

District 8. 

District Chief, Stephen J. Ryder. 

Headquarters, Ladder House 12, Tremont Street. 

All that portion of the city within a line beginning at 
the intersection of Massachusetts avenue and the Cam- 
bridge boundary line, thence through Massachusetts 
avenue to Washington street, thence southerly through 
Washington street to Atherton street, thence westerly 
through Atherton and Mozart streets to Chestnut ave- 
nue, thence southerly through Chestnut avenue to 
Sheridan street, thence through Sheridan street to Centre 
street, thence through Centre street to Perkins street, 
thence through Perkins street to South Huntington 
avenue, thence northerly through South Huntington 
avenue to Castleton street, thence through Castleton 
street across Jamaicaway to the Brookline line, thence 
northerly and westerly along the Brookline boundary 
line to the Cottage Farm Bridge (inclusive), thence 
northerly through Essex street to the Cambridge 
boundary line, thence easterly by said Cambridge 
boundary line to the point of beginning. 

Apparatus Located in the District. — Engines 13, 14, 
37, Ladders 12, 26, Chemical 12. 



38 City Document No. 13. 

Distinct 11. 
District Chief, John E. Madison. 

Headquarters, Engine House 41, Harvard Avenue, 
Brighton. 

All that portion of the city included within the dis- 
trict known as Brighton which is west of the Cottage 
Farm Bridge and Essex street. 

Apparatus Located in the District. — Engines 29, 34, 
41, Ladders 11, 31, Chemical 6. 

Division 3. 
Acting Deputy Chief, Michael J. Kennedy. 

Headquarters, Ladder House 23, Washington Street, 

Dorchester. 
This division comprises Districts 9, 10, 12, 14 and 15. 

District 9. 
District Chief, William Coulter. 
Headquarters, Engine House 12, Dudley Street. 
All that portion of the city within a line beginning at 
the intersection of the extension of Columbia road and 
the Old Harbor, thence running westerly through Colum- 
bia road to Mt. Vernon street, thence through Mt. 
Vernon street to Willow court, thence through Willow 
court to Massachusetts avenue, thence through Massa- 
chusetts avenue to the New York, New Haven & Hart- 
ford Railroad tracks (exclusive), thence northerly along 
said tracks (exclusive) to the South bay, thence westerly 
along said South bay to the Roxbury canal, thence 
southerly through the Roxbury canal to Massachusetts 
avenue, thence northwesterly through Massachusetts 
avenue to Washington street, thence southerly through 
Washington street to Columbus avenue, thence easterly 
through Columbus avenue to Seaver street, thence 
through Seaver street to Blue Hill avenue, thence 
northerly through Blue Hill avenue to Geneva avenue, 
thence through Geneva avenue to Columbia road, 
thence northeasterly through Columbia road to Stough- 
ton street, thence easterly through Stoughton street 
to Pleasant street, thence through Pleasant street to 
Savin Hill avenue, thence easterly and northerly through 
Savin Hill avenue to Evandale terrace, thence through 



Fire Department. 39 

Evandale terrace to the waterfront, thence northerly 
along the waterfront to the point of beginning. 

Apparatus Located in the District. — Engines 12, 21, 
23, 24, Ladder 4, Chemical 10. 

District 10. 

District Chief, John W. Murphy. 

Headquarters, Engine House 18, Harvard Street, 
Dorchester. 

All that portion of the city within a line beginning at 
the intersection of the extension of Evandale terrace and 
Dorchester bay, thence through Evandale terrace to 
Savin Hill avenue, thence northerly and westerly through 
Savin Hill avenue to Pleasant street, thence northerly 
through Pleasant and Stoughton streets to Columbia 
road, thence southerly through Columbia road to 
Geneva avenue, thence westerly through Geneva avenue 
to Blue Hill avenue, thence southerly through Blue 
Hill avenue to Canterbury street, thence through 
Canterbury street to Morton street, thence southerly 
through Morton street to Blue Hill avenue, thence 
northerly through Blue Hill avenue to Woodrow avenue, 
thence through Woodrow avenue to Norfolk street, 
thence through Norfolk street to Centre street, thence 
through Centre street to Adams street, thence northerly 
through Adams street to Mill street, thence through 
Mill street to Preston street, thence through Preston 
street to Freeport street, thence southerly through 
Freeport street to Dorchester bay, thence northerly 
along the waterfront to the point of beginning. 

Apparatus Located in the District. — Engines 17, 18, 
Ladders 7, 23, 29, Chemicals 5, 11. 

District 12. 
District Chief, Michael J. Mulligan. 

Headquarters, Engine House 28, Centre Street. 
Jamaica Plain. 
All that portion of the city known as West Roxbury 
and Jamaica Plain within a line beginning at the inter- 
section of the extension of Castleton street and the 
Brookline boundary line, thence through Castleton 
street to South Huntington avenue, thence southerly 
through South Huntington avenue to Perkins street, 
thence easterly through Perkins street to Centre street. 



40 City Document No. 13. 

thence easterly through Centre street to Sheridan 
street, thence through Sheridan street to Chestnut 
avenue, thence northeasterly through Chestnut avenue 
to Mozart street, thence through Mozart street to 
Atherton street, thence through Atherton street to 
Columbus avenue, thence easterly through Columbus 
avenue to Seaver street, thence through Seaver street 
to Blue Hill avenue, thence southerly through Blue Hill 
avenue to Canterbury street, thence through Canter- 
bury street to Morton street, thence southerly through 
Morton street to Harvard street, thence southerly 
through Harvard street to Ashland street, thence 
westerly through Ashland street to the New York, New 
Haven & Hartford Railroad tracks (exclusive), thence 
southerly along the New York, New Haven & Hartford 
Railroad tracks to the Hyde Park boundary line, 
thence southwesterly along the Hyde Park boundary 
line to the Dedham boundary line, thence northwest- 
erly along the Dedham boundary line to the Newton 
boundary line, thence northeasterly by the Newton 
boundary line to the Brookline boundary line, thence 
southeasterly and then northerly along said Brookline 
boundary line to the point of beginning. 

Apparatus Located in the District. — Engines 28, 30, 
42, 45, Ladders 10, 16, 25, 30, Chemical 13. 

District 14- 
District Chief, Maurice Heffernan. 

Headquarters, Engine House 46, Peabody Square, 
Dorchester. 

All that portion of the city within a line beginning 
at the intersection of Dorchester bay and Freeport 
street (Commercial Point), thence northerly through 
Freeport street to Preston street, thence through Preston 
street to Mill street, thence through Mill street to 
Adams street, thence southerly through Adams street 
to Centre street, thence through Centre street to Nor- 
folk street, thence through Norfolk street to Woodrow 
avenue, thence through Woodrow avenue to Blue Hill 
avenue, thence southerly through Blue Hill avenue to 
Morton street, thence northwesterly through Morton 
street to Harvard street, thence southerly through Har- 
vard street to Oakland street, thence through Oakland 
street to Rexford street, thence through Rexford street 
to Blue Hill avenue, thence northerly through Blue Hill 



Fire Department. 41 

avenue to Fremont street, thence through Fremont 
street to the Neponset river, thence along the Neponset 
river and Dorchester bay northwesterly to the point of 
beginning. 

Apparatus Located in the District. — Engines 16, 20, 
46, Ladders 6, 27. 

District 15. 

District Chief, Walter M. McLean. 

Headquarters, Engine House 48, Corner Harvard 
Avenue and Winthrop Street, Hyde Park. 

All that portion of the city within a line beginning 
at the intersection of the extension of Fremont street 
and the Milton boundary line, thence through Fremont 
street to Blue Hill avenue, thence southerly through 
Blue Hill avenue to Rexford street, thence through Rex- 
ford street to Oakland street, thence westerly through 
Oakland street to Ashland street, thence through Ash- 
land street to the New York, New Haven & Hartford 
Railroad tracks (inclusive), thence southerly along the 
New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad tracks 
(inclusive) to the boundary line of Hyde Park, thence 
along the Hyde Park boundary line to the Dedham 
boundary line, thence southeasterly along the Dedham 
boundary line to the Milton boundary line, thence 
along the Milton boundary line to the point of beginning. 

Apparatus Located in the District. — Engines 19, 48, 
Ladder 28, Chemical 14, Hose 49. 

Note. — Wherever a street, channel or bridge is named the center line of each will be 
the line used. Inspections of the following named islands will be made under special 
orders issued by the Chief of Department: Apple, Castle, Gallop's, George's, Governor's, 
Long, Lovell's, Rainsford, Deer, Thompson's and Spectacle. 



42 



City Document No. 13. 



FIRE STATIONS. 



Location and Valuation. 



Location. 


Number 
of Feet 
in Lot. 


Assessed 
Valuation. 


Occupied by 


Dorchester and Fourth streets 


8,169 


$25,800 


Engine 1 and Ladder 5. 


Corner of and Fourth streets 


4,000 


16,200 


Engine 2. 


Bristol street and Harrison avenue. . . 


4,000 


30,000 


Engine 3 and Ladder 3. 




6,098 
1,647 


96,000 
9,000 


Engine 4, Chemical 1 and 


Marion street, East Boston 


Tower 1. 
Engine 5. 




2,269 


40,000 


Engine 6. 




1,893 
2,568 


39,200 
26,500 


Engine 7. 


Salem street 


Engine 8. 




4,720 

1,886 

10,000 


33,300 
20,500 
40,000 


Engine 9 and Ladder 2. 




Engine 10. 


Saratoga and Byron sts., East Boston, 


Engine 11 and Ladder 21. 




7,320 


25,000 


Engine 12. 




4,832 


16,000 


Engine 13. 




5.713 
2,803 


14,600 
18,600 


Engine 14. 


Dorchester avenue 


Engine 15. 


Corner River and Temple streets .... 


12,736 


19,200 


Engine 16 and Ladder 6. 


Meeting House Hill, Dorchester 


9,450 


17,300 


Engine 17 and Ladder 7. 




9,440 


18,800 


Engine 18. 




7,683 
9,000 
10,341 
7,500 
3,445 


14,200 
17,300 
17.100 
62,500 
11,200 


Engine 19. 




Engine 20 and Ladder 27. 




Engine 21. 




Engine 22 and Ladder 13. 


Northampton street 


Engine 23. 


Corner Warren and Quincy streets . . . 


4,186 


18,100 


Engine 24. 


Fort Hill square 


4,175 
5,623 
2,600 


100,600 

196,000 

18,000 


Engine 25, Ladder 8 and 

Ladder 14. 
Engines 26 and 35. 


Elm street, Charlestown 


Engine 27. 


Centre street, Jamaica Plain 


10,377 


28,300 


Engine 28 and Ladder 10. 




14,358 


37,200 


Engine 29 and Ladder 11. 


Centre street, West Roxbury 


12,251 


25,000 


Engine 30 and Ladder 25. 



Fire Department. 

Fire Stations. — Concluded. 



43 



Location. 



N f u ™ ber Assessed 
° f F e et Valuation, 
in Lot. 



Occupied by 



521 Commercial street, on land of 

Public Works Department; 
Bunker Hill street, Charlestown 



Corner Boylston and Hereford streets, 

Western avenue, Brighton 

Monument street, Charlestown 

Corner Longwood and Brookline aves., 

Congress street 

Sumner street, East Boston 



Harvard avenue, near Cambridge 

street, Brighton. 
Washington street, at Egleston square, 



Andrew square 

Northern Avenue Bridge. 



Washington street, corner Poplar 

street, Rwslindale. 
Dorchester avenue, Ashmont 



Adjoining South Ferry, East Boston. . 

Harvard avenue and Winthrop street, 

Hyde Park. 
Church street 



Winthrop and Soley streets 

Shawmut avenue 

Saratoga street, East Boston 

B street 

Eustis street 

Corner Callender and Lyons streets. . . 
Corner Walk Hill and Wenham streets, 

Friend street 

Dudley street 

Main street, Charlestown 

Tremont street 

Harrison avenue 

Pittsburgh street, South Boston 

Fourth Street 

Washington street, Dorchester 

North Grove street 

Oak square, Brighton 



Sprague and Milton streets, Hyde 
Park district, on land owned by the 
New York, New Haven & Hartford 
Railroad. 



8,188 
5,646 
4,637 
5,668 
5,231 
4,000 
4,010 
6,112 
3,848 
5,133 



14,729 
4,875 

11,950 
9,450 
3,412 
5,230 
889 
9,300 
1,800 
1,790 
7,200 

11,253 
1,676 
3,923 
4,290 
4,311 
2,134 
8,964 
3,101 
6,875 
3,918 
9,889 



15,700 
25,000 
108,000 
17,800 
21,000 
14,300 
39,000 
18,000 
25,500 
22,900 
19,600 
30,000 
22,400 
22,900 
31,600 
40,100 
23,600 
15,400 
4,300 
40,600 
7,800 
8,000 
13,200 
17,800 
37,200 
26,000 
16,400 
25,600 
22,900 
35,400 
10,700 
21,400 
19,800 
42,000 



Engine 31, fireboat. 

Engine 32. 

Engine 33 and Ladder 15. 

Engine 34. 

Engine 36 and Ladder 22. 

Engine 37 and Ladder 26. 

Engines 38 and 39. 

Engine 40. 

Engine 41 and Chemical 6. 

Engine 42 and Ladder 30. 

Engine 43 and Ladder 20. 

Engine 44, fireboat. 

Engine 45 and Ladder 16. 

Engine 46. 

Engine 47, fireboat. 

Engine 48, Ladder 28 and 

Chemical 14. 
Chemical Engine 2. 

Chemical 3. 

Chemical Engine 4. 

Chemical Engine 7. 

Chemical Engine 8. 

Chemical Engine 10. 

Chemical 11 and Ladder 29 . 

Chemical 13. 

Ladder 1. 

Ladder 4. 

Ladder 9 and Chemical 9. 

Ladder 12 and Chemical 12. 

Ladder 17. 

Ladder 18 and Tower 3. 

Ladder 19. 

Ladder 23 and Chemical 5. 

Ladder 24. 

Ladder 31. 

Hose 49. 



Building of little value and belongs to city. 



44 City Document No. 13. 

Headquarters Building, corner of Albany and 

Bristol streets, 15,679 feet of land . . . $113,000 

Water Tower No. 2 and wrecking wagon are in 
Headquarters Building. 

OTHER BUILDINGS. 

Repair Shop, 363 Albany street, 8,000 feet of 

land . $68,000 

Veterinary Hospital, Atkinson street, 64,442 feet 

of land ... 75,000 

Coal station, Dorchester street, 1,610 feet of land, 3,100 

Coal station, Salem street, 417 feet of land . . 4,400 

Coal station, Main street, Charlestown, 2,430 feet 

of land 6,500 

Total value of land, wharves and buildings . . 2,183,400 

LEASED BUILDINGS. 

Building No. 50 Bristol street used by the Fire Alarm 
Branch as workshop, storeroom and stable. 

Part of building 240-256 Dover street used as store- 
house for spare apparatus. 

About 800 square feet of shed on Sleeper street (New 
Haven Terminal Stores) used as a coal station. 

Part of building 11 Atherton street used for storage. 



Fire Department. 



45 



CANNEL COAL STATIONS. 



Division 1. 



District. 


Location. 


Capacity. 
(Tons.) 


Wagons. 


1 




12 

20 

85 

35 

15 

45 

6 

1 

5 

16 

20 

35 


1 


1 




2 


2 




1 


2 


Ladder 9 


1 


2 


1 


3 


Sleeper street . . r 

Engines 38 and 39 


3 


3 


1 


3 






4 




1 


4 


Ladder 24 


2 


5 


Engine 26 


1 






3 









Division 2. 

Engine 2 

Dorchester street, 330 

Engine 33 

Engine 13 

Engine 14 

Engine 37 

Engine 29 

Engine 34 

Engine 41 

Ladder 31 



20 
20 
25 
40 
1.0 
20 
7 
7 
10 
10 



46 



City Document No. 13. 



Cannel Coal Stations. — Concluded. 

Division 3. 



District. 



Location. 



Capacity. 
(Tons.) 



Wagons. 



9 
9 
9 
9 
10 
10 
12 
12 
12 
12 
14 
14 
14 
15 
15 
15 



Engine 12 
Engine 21 
Engine 23 
Engine 24 
Engine 17 
Engine 18 
Engine 28 
Engine 30 
Engine 42 
Engine 45 
Engine 16 
Engine 20 
Engine 46 
Engine 19 
Engine 48 
Hose 49 . . 



5 
6 
5 
7 
3 
5 

20 
9 
9 
9 
5 
7 
4 
8 

10 
1 



APPARATUS. 



Steam Engines.— 45 in service, 7 in 
reserve. 

Ladder Trucks. — 31 in service, 9 in 
reserve. 

Chemical Engines. — 14 in service, 6 in 
reserve. 

Water Towers. — 3 in service, 1 in 
reserve. 

Fireboats. — 3 in service. 

Hose Wagons. — ■ 45 in service, 5 in 
reserve. 



Chief's Wagons. — 16 in service, 1 in 
reserve. 

Motor Cars. — 8 in service. 

Motor Combination Wagons. — 2 in serv- 
ice. 

Miscellaneous.— 41 fuel wagons, 6 re- 
pair wagons, 2 supply wagons, 3 manure 
wagons, 1 caravan, 39 hose pungs, 3 job- 
bing pungs, 4 fire alarm pungs, 3 hydrant 
pungs. 



Fiee Department. 



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NUMBER OF RUNS EACH COMPANY HAD FROM 
FEBRUARY 1, 1913, TO FEBRUARY 1, 1914. 



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31 


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27 


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31 


42 


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13 


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22 


22 


29 


35 


29 


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28 


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33 


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30 


34 


35 


36 


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28 


23 


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25 


10 


16 


9 


15 


20 


26 


13 


17 


13 


31 


11 


17 


11 


19 


10 


13 


7 


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7 


8 


13 


23 


10 


24 


33 


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29 


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37 


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13 


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Engine 1 
Engine 2 
Engine 3 
Engine 4 
Engine 5 
Engine 6 
Engine 7 
Engine 8 
Engine 9 
Engine 10 
Engine 11 
Engine 12 
Engine 13 
Engine 14 
Engine 15 
Engine 16 
Engine 17 
Engine 18 
Engine 19 
Engine 20 
Engine 21 
Engine 22 
Engine 23 
Engine 24 
Engine 25 
Engine 26 
Engine 27 
Engine 28 
Engine 29 
Engine 30 
Engine 31 
Engine 32 



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43 


33 


34 


51 


44 


14 


23 


28 


37 


36 


36 


28 


24 


33 


29 


35 


44 


42 


49 


40 


46 


34 


52 


8 


8 


23 


40 


16 


35 


11 


14 


10 


23 


24 


35 


37 


51 


39 


49 


26 


20 


14 


17 


27 


43 


21 


21 


19 


25 


21 


19 


7 


7 


5 


8 


14 


19 



18 


11 


7 


1 


21 


11 


35 


31 


13 


12 


29 


29 


16 


12 


16 


19 


14 


11 


14 


15 


13 


11 


24 


10 


31 


11 


23 


9 


19 


17 


2 


5 


12 


12 


8 


10 


6 


4 


7 


7 


10 


13 


26 


15 


28 


17 


11 


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17 


16 


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12 


8 


11 


5 


9 


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3 


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2 


3 


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20 


23 


12 


8 


32 


35 


50 


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19 


24 


46 


57 


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25 


33 


53 


24 


29 


28 


33 


15 


22 


32 


25 


29 


43 


30 


32 


25 


29 


12 


9 


22 


22 


39 


27 


15 


12 


12 


5 


23 


19 


31 


37 


33 


41 


29 


18 


23 


29 


50 


46 


30 


22 


16 


15 


8 


16 


3 


1 


10 


9 


22 


12 



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344 
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249 
513 
215 
360 
286 
305 
226 
306 
358 
355 
285 
106 
248 
232 
130 
118 
224 
373 
339 
232 
224 
403 
211 
183 
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Engine 43 
Engine 44 
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Engine 46 
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21 


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15 


13 


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21 


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20 


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8 


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21 


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43 


20 


21 


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26 


31 


15 


7 


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9 


14 


12 


13 


6 


7 


3 


6 


10 


13 


37 


17 


12 


12 


11 


32 


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4 


5 


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11 


4 


46 


51 


35 


34 


38 


46 


67 


32 


16 


12 


11 


14 


23 


27 


55 


18 


17 


12 


18 


31 


30 


41 


18 


27 


10 


19 


26 


37 


40 


19 


18 


13 


7 


21 


21 


10 


5 


4 


3 


5 


16 


7 


39 


22 


13 


13 


18 


26 


25 


39 


41 


30 


25 


30 


45 


56 


20 


16 


8 


7 


11 


24 


18 


22 


13 


8 


5 


14 


16 


12 


14 


8 


8 


2 


11 


7 


17 


55 


18 


30 


14 


17 


34 


40 


50 


23 


28 


11 


31 


35 


36 


19 


22 


17 


13 


15 


26 


35 


19 


15 


12 


15 


18 


12 


24 


9 


3 


3 


2 


4 


10 


4 


25 


15 


19 


12 


23 


35 


33 


13 


11 


7 


6 


6 


7 


11 


24 


13 


14 


7 


6 


11 


13 



273 
139 

26 
165 
255 

18 
188 
241 
193 
224 
260 
142 
114 
250 
100 

72 

73 
537 
241 
308 
320 
219 
103 
263 
415 
179 
158 
137 
379 
380 
231 
205 
60 
276 
65 
146 



58 City Document No. 13. 

Number of Runs of Each Company. — Concluded. 



Company. 



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20 


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27 


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10 


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8 


7 


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17 


35 


35 


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19 


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37 


53 


67 


82 


29 


22 


42 


42 


53 


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6 


5 


15 


14 


23 


13 


28 


23 


33 


8 


11 


25 


34 


18 


10 


3 


9 


9 


20 


12 


12 


13 


21 


24 


16 


13 


6 


23 


19 


7 


5 


8 


17 


13 


27 


9 


16 


19 


34 


6 


7 


11 


25 


13 


26 


10 


18 


22 


35 


6 


3 


7 


11 


11 


3 


4 


11 


9 


10 


8 


4 


4 


5 


13 


4 


3 


1 


9 


7 


7 


2 


6 


7 


6 



Ladder 20... 
Ladder 21... 
Ladder 22 . . . 
Ladder 23 . . . 
Ladder 24.. . 
Ladder 25. . . 
Ladder 26.. . 
Ladder 27.. . 
Ladder 28.. . 
Ladder 29 . . . 
Ladder 30. . . 
Ladder 31. . . 
Chemical 1 . 
Chemical 2 . 
Chemical 3 . 
Chemical 4 . 
Chemical 5. 
Chemical 6 . 
Chemical 7. 
Chemical 8. 
Chemical 9. 
Chemical 10. 
Chemical 1 1 . 
Chemical 12. 
Chemical 13. 
Chemical 14. 

Tower 1 

Tower 2 

Tower 3 



196 
195 
172 
260 
297 
33 
138 
126 
70 
196 
224 
138 
660 
432 
147 
317 
178 
162 
250 
228 
160 
274 
152 
294 
122 
101 
68 
67 
65 



Fire Department. 



59 



Expenditures for 


the Year. 


Headquarters. 


Salaries 


$14,677 42 


Printing 


3,772 67 


Stationery ..... 


1,521 93 


Expert accountant services . 


1,072 50 


Care of headquarters 


617 40 


Books, papers and office expenses, 


384 25 


Traveling expenses .... 


311 53 


Postage ...... 


127 00 


Expert services .... 


125 00 




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Fire Fighting i 


Force. 


Salaries $1,274,653 97 


Horses : 




Hay, grain and 




■ straw . . . $49,477 06 




Shoeing . . . 20,266 36 




Purchase and ex- 




change . . 11,844 97 




Harnesses and re- 




pairs . . . 3,775 75 




Horse hire . . 165 50 






85,529 64 




Fuel for engines and houses . 


51,265 81 


Hose, pipes and repairs . 


17,386 66 


Supplies 


15,247 97 


Furniture and bed- 




ding . . . $11,234 96 




Washing . . . 1,440 19 






12,675 15 


Electric lighting 


12,433 04 


Uniform cloth 


3,768 32 


Rents 


2,525 39 


Medical services .... 


1,666 29 


Hats, badges and buttons 


1,496 75 


Gas 


1,121 05 


Chemicals ...... 


940 04 


Ice ... . . 


517 16 


Expenses detailed men . 


205 85 


Removing ashes from fireboat 


158 40 


Advertising . . . . 


152 55 


Sundries 


106 75 


Carried forward . . $1,481,850 79 $22,609 70 



60 



City Document No. 13. 



Brought forward . . $1,481,850 79 
Medical supplies .... 103 93 

Freight 78 50 

Refreshments for men at fires . 24 10 



$22,609 70 



1,482,057 32 



Veterinary Hospital. 
Attendants, medicines, etc. . 



9,025 33 



Repair S 


hop. 






Pay rolls ..... 


$66,947 27 






Materials, etc 


31,345 46 






Hardware and tools 


5,082 65 






Electric power .... 


237 80 










103,613 


18 






Fire Alarm Branch. 






Salaries 


$57,833 63 






Wire, cables and conduits 


26,970 74 






Instruments, tools and repairs 


16,990 03 






Repairs, alterations and extensions 


9,212 48 






Rent 


1,843 50 






Telephone service . 


1,714 47 






Electric power .... 


950 64 






Maps and plans 


753 76 






Use of duct in East Boston Tunnel 


450 36 






Electric light for clocks . 


336 42 






Car fares and traveling expenses 


310 17 






Repairing clocks 


241 96 






Time service .... 


17 00 










117,625 


16 






Repairs of 1 


louses. 






Repairs and alterations . 




39,757 


21 






124,299 


44 



New Apparatus. 
14 Buick roadsters and 3 Buick 

touring cars .... $19,722 50 

4 Special roadsters . . . 6,000 00 

12 Fire extinguishers . . . 204 00 



25,926 50 
,924,913 84 



Fire Department. 



61 



Special Appropriations. 
Automobile Apparatus. 

4 Ladder trucks 

2 Combination chemical and hose cars 

6 Chief's automobiles 

Expert's services . . . . 



$22,650 00 
10,750 00 

5,774 16 
941 80 



115 96 



Fire Alarm Branch, Improvements 
Payments on account: 

Cables, wires, conduits, etc. 
Boxes, doors, etc. 

Posts 

Registers, time stamp, etc. 

Reels 

Expert services • . 



,342 16 

4,977 25 

1,440 00 

1,150 00 

500 00 

57 00 

2,466 41 



Fireboat Quarters and Pier, Northern Avenue. 
Continuation of payments: 

Building contractor, Christopher F. Brown 

Gate 

Architects, Maginnis & Walsh . . 

Awnings 

Changes in water pipe .... 



!,778 18 

140 00 

85 83 

62 00 

25 00 

5,091 01 



Fire Department Repair Shop, Construction. 
Continuation of payments: 

Building new vault $937 50 

Architects, Thomas, Parker & Rice ... 56 25 



75 



Fire Station, Oak Square and Faneuil Section. 
Continuation of payments: 

Contractors, McGahey & O'Connor . . $5,364 71 

Architects, Maginnis & Walsh . . . 220 93 

Awnings 45 50 

Fire alarm conduit 42 00 



1,673 14 



62 



City Document No. 13. 



Recapitulation . 

Fire Department (including headquarters, Vet 

erinary Hospital and repair shop expenses)* 
Fire alarm branch . 
Repairs of houses 
Pensions . 
New apparatus 
Automobile apparatus 
Fire alarm branch, improvements 
Fireboat quarters and pier, Northern avenue 
Fire Department repair shop, construction 
Fire station, Oak square and Faneuil section 



,617,305 53 

117,625 16 

39,757 21 

124,299 44 

25,926 50 

40,115 96 

22,466 41 

3,091 01 

993 75 

5,673 14 

L,997,254 11 



Income. 

Juvenile court fees . 

Overpayment of salary . 

Rebate in water tax 

Services of employees 

Damage to fire alarm box 

Sale of old material 

Underground changes, Winter street 

Sale of manure 

Sale of badges . 

Permits for keeping, use and transportation of 

fireworks and explosives ; fires in open air 
Park and Recreation Department, steam for 

Dover Street Bath House 



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5 


49 


7 


50 


28 41 


57 


57 


124 


77 


145 


03 


227 00 


577 


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* Of this amount $5,354.36 is expended for coal used for the Bath Department, and is 
credited to the appropriation for the Fire Department. 



Fire Department. 



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City Document No. 13. 



Causes of Fires and Alarms from 1 January, 1913, 
to 1 January, 1914. 



Alarms, false, needless, bell 

and still . 678 

Alarms out of city . . 23 

Automatic alarms, false and 

accidental 109 

Ashes in wooden receptacle. . 63 

Automobiles 101 

Boiling over fat, tar, wax. . . 12 
Bonfires, rubbish, brush, 

grass 978 

Careless use lamp, candle, 

lantern 73 

Careless use matches, and 

set by rats 463 

Careless use cigar, pipe, 

cigarette = 156 

Chimneys, soot burning .... 218 

Clothes near stove 33 

Defective chimney, stove- 
pipe, boiler, furnace, fire- 
place 51 

Electric wires, motors, cars . . 83 

Fireworks and firecrackers . . 57 

Friction, shafting, journals. . 11 

Gas jet, heaters, iron 116 

Grease in ventilator, oven. . 65 



Lightning 7 

Incendiary and supposed ... 38 

Lamp upsetting, explosion . . 63 
Naphtha, gasolene, benzine, 

chemicals 37 

Oil stove, careless use of, and 

explosion 30 

Overheated stove, furnace, 

boiler 78 

Plumber's, roofer's, painter's 

stove or torch 6 

Rekindling 4 

Slacking of lime 3 

Set by boys 121 

Sparks from chimney, fur- 
nace, stove, boiler, forge, 

grate 127 

Sparks from locomotive, en- 
gine 33 

Spontaneous combustion ... 63 

Unknown 991 

Water, gas pipe, thawing out, 25 

Total 4,916 





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88 


36 


90 


50 


26 


98 


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61 
64 
94 
117 
69 


38 
26 
54 
66 

27 


62 

61 

107 

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32 
76 
100 
34 


26 
46 
37 
47 
16 


63 
49 
26 
62 
30 


33 


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36 




51 


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25 


48 


30 


31 


16 


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71 
93 


17 
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35 


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64 

77 


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404 


888 


441 


404 


563 


483 







Fire Department. 65 

Fires Where Loss Exceeded $15,000. 



Date. 



Location and Owner. 



Loss. 



1913 

Jan. 1. 

Jan. 14, 

Feb. 19. 

Feb. 20. 

Feb. 26. 
March 8. 

March 9. 
March 27. 

April 6 . 

May 0. 

May 6. 

May 8. 

May 10. 

May 11. 

May 23. 

June 10. 

June 12. 

June 19. 

June 20. 

June 23 . 

July 4 . 

July 8 . 

July 9. 

July 14. 

Aug. 5. 

Aug. 7. 

Sept. 0. 

Sept. 10. 

Sept. 11. 

Sept. 13 . 

Oct. 30. 

Nov. 11. 

Dec. 2. 

Dec. 3. 

Dec. 3. 

Dec. 13. 

Dec. 27. 



4 Northampton street, Walker-Longfellow Company 

245-249 Atlantic avenue, Whittemore-Wright Company. . . 

Rear 752 Albany street, City of Boston 

239-249 Causeway street, Braman, Dow & Co 

Off Beverly street, Boston & Maine Railroad 

46-56 St. Botolph street, Boston Musicians' Protective 
Association 

40-40 Summer street, D. Banash & Son 

159 Tremont street, H. H. Tuttle & Co 

66-70 Stanhope street, L. Basil 

322-324 Congress street, Prescott & Co 

Rear 81-89 Medford street, Palmer & Parker Company . . . 

46-50 Warren street, H. B. Cook et al 

Mystic Wharf, Export Lumber Company 

Mystic Wharf, Boston & Maine Railroad 

D and Fargo streets, New England Iron Works Company. . 

7S1 Commonwealth avenue, Cousens Coal Company 

5SS East First street, F. A. Howard 

40-44 Summer street, Sullivan Brothers ■ 

161-171 Albany street, American Paper Stock Company... 

72 Northampton street, M. A. Norwood 

25 Leroy street, A. Klein et al 

77 Washington street, Simon Manufacturing Company. . . . 

158-160 Portland street, Boston Nickel Plating Company. . 

161-171 Hampden street, C. C. Raincoat Company 

81-85 Wareham street, Gordon Supply Company 

575 Albany street, Henry Siegel Company 

99 Bedford street, May Manufacturing Company 

61-67 Commercial street, Swain, Earle & Co 

140-144 Lincoln street, W. H. Holbrooke Company 

SO Farnham street, Atlantic Decorating Company 

Boston Harbor, " S. S. Templemore " 

80-90 Kingston street, Blodgett, Ordway & Webber 

107-117 Kingston street, Davis, Frank Company. 

1202-1206 Washington street, J. C. Lyons 

365 Washington street, H. H. Aronson 

42-44 Chauncy street, R. H. Watts 

22-26 Kingston street, King & Goldberg 



$65,810 

30,628 

27,870 

280,644 

131,033 

33,561 
159,618 
73,289 
17,395 
50,733 
26,606 
84,978 
194,364 
15,722 
25,759 
16,500 
114,151 
18,298 
16,206 
19,493 
39,760 
30,468 
18,446 
54,997 
38,928 
24,663 
18,045 
18,482 
21,022 
27,422 
1,025,000 
82,582 
22,302 
19,151 
40,192 
15,892 
45,436 



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STATISTICS. 



Population, 1 January, 1914 . 

Area, square miles 

Number of brick, etc., buildings 

Number of wooden buildings . 

Fires in brick and stone buildings 

Fires in wooden buildings 

Out of city . 

Not in building, false and needless 

Total alarms 



Fire Loss for the Year Ending 31 



Buildings, loss insured 
Contents, loss insured 



Buildings, loss not insured 
Contents, loss not insured 

Total' loss, buildings and contents 
Marine loss 





733,562 




47.34 




28,742 




71,793 


1,469 




1,409 




23 




2,015 






4,916 


December, 1913. 




$1,098,607 




1,861,978 




$2,960,585 


$60,223 




117,565 






177,788 




$3,138,373 




$1,116,475 



YEARLY LOSS FOR THE PAST FIFTEEN 
YEARS. 



Year ending February 



January 



1, 1900 .... 


$1,630,149 


1,1901 .... 


1,702,217 


1,1902 .... 


1,830,719 


1,1903 .... 


1,762,619 


1,1904 .... 


1,674,333 


1,1905 .... 


2,473,980 


1,1906 ." . 


2,130,146 


1,1907 .... 


1,130,334 


1,1908 .... 


2,268,074 


1,1909 .... 


3,610,000 


1,1910 .... 


1,680,245 


1,1911 (11 months) 


3,159,989 


1,1912 .... 


2,232,267 


1,1913 .... 


2,531,017 


1,1914 .... 


*3,138,373 



* Does not include marine loss of $1,116,475. 
Note. — January loss, 1911, amounting to $165,001, deducted from previous year and 
included in calendar year 1 January, 1911, to 1 January, 1912. 



Fire Department. 



67 



ALARMS FOR THE PAST TEN YEARS.* 



Year. 


Bell. 


Still and 
Automatic. 


Totals. 


1913 

1912 


2,594 
2,812 
2,291 
1,864 
2,101 
2,210 
2,441 
1,687 
1,905 
1,580 


2,322 
2,432 
2,142 
1,801 
1,677 
1,700 
1,600 
1,262 
1,210 
1,159 


4,916 

5,244 


1911 


4,433 


1910 (11 months)! 


3,665 


1909 

1908 

1907 

1906 

1905 

1904 


3,778 
3,910 
4,041 
2,949 
3,115 
2,739 



* Each fire is treated as having only one alarm. 

t 202 bell and 196 still alarms deducted from year 1910-11 and included in calendar year 
1 January, 1911, to 1 January, 1912. 



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Fire Department. 



69 



ROLL OF MERIT, BOSTON FIRE 
DEPARTMENT. 



Frederick F. Leary, Captain, Ladder Company 3. 
James F. McMahon, Captain, Ladder Company 1. 
Martin A. Kenealy, Captain, Engine Company 43. 
Charles W. Conway, Captain, Engine Company 37. 
Denis Driscoll, Captain, Engine Company 37. 
Thomas J. Muldoon, Captain, Engine Company 20. 
Michael J. Teehan, Captain, Engine Company 24. 
Timothy J. Heffron, Lieutenant, Engine Company 27. 
William H. Magner, Lieutenant, Ladder Company 26. 
Joseph P. Hanton, Lieutenant, Chemical Company 4. 
Michael J. Dacey, Lieutenant, Ladder Company 20. 
Thomas H. Downey, Lieutenant, Engine Company 4. 
Florence Donoghue, Ladderman, Ladder Company 15. 
Patrick E. Keyes, District Chief, retired. 
James E. Downey, Hoseman, retired. 

Changes from 1 February, 1913, to 1 February, 1914. 



Number of men appointed to fire force 








68 


Number of men reappointed . 










4 


All others 










1 


Number of men dishonorably discharged 








5 


Number of men dropped . 













Number of men honorably discharged 








1 


Number of men resigned 










20 


Number of men pensioned 










22 


Number of men who have died 










4 


Number of pensioners who have died . 








11 


Members Pensioned from 1 February, 1913, to 




1 February, 1914. 




James E. Downey. 


William F. Seaver.* 




George H. Twiss. 


William J. Toomey. 




William Lalley. 


William R. Bachelder. 




William H. McDonald. 


John Bickford 




Dennis J. Hedrington. 


Edward J. Hogan (U. S.) 




Jeremiah A. Feeley. 


Patrick F. Garrity. 




Joseph Murphy. 


Andrew McAuliffe. 




William F. Bryan. 


Isaac B. Noble. 




George R. Donnelly. 


George H. Bridge. 




Edward J. Egan. 


Edwin A. Perkins. 




William Condry. 


John T. Byron. 





* Pensioned by special act of Legislature. 



70 



City Document No. 13. 



Deaths from 1 February, 1913, to 1 February, 1914. 
Active Force. 



Dennis J. Begley . 
John J. Goff . 
William J. Fay 
Joseph A. Hackett 



Ladder 14 
Engine 45 
Engine 36 
Ladder 13 



Pensioners. 



George H. Kincaid. 
Martin Moore. 
Calvin C. Wilson. 
Daniel Ruby. 
Thomas Nannery. 
George A. Brown. 



Nathaniel H. Bird. 
Jeremiah A. Feeley. 
George S. Blaisdell. 
John G. Phillips. 
Hiram D. Smith. 



Fire Department. 



71 



BOSTON FIREMEN'S RELIEF FUND. 



Boston, 31 January, 1914. 

Report of Boston Firemen's Relief Fund from 1 Feb- 
ruary, 1913, to 31 January, 1914, as submitted to City 
Auditor J. Alfred Mitchell. 

Bonds Owned by Boston Firemen's Relief Fund. 

City of Boston 3^ per cent bonds . . . $150,000 00 

City of Boston 4 per cent bonds .... 79,000 00 
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy R. R. 4 per cent 

bonds 8,000 00 

Cash on hand January 31, 1914 .... 69871 

Total $237,698 71 



Receipts from 1 February, 1913, to 31 January, 1914. 



Cash on hand 1 February, 1913 




$251 07 


Received from department ball 


$14,767 30 




Interest on bonds 


8,827 50 


• 


Interests on deposits 


69 38 




Donations .... 


180 00 




Bonds matured .... 


15,000 00 




Check returned .... 


225 00 




Payment of one ticket 


2 00 


39,071 18 






Total . . 




$39,322 25 



Disbursements from 1 February, 1913, to 31 January, 

1914. 



To members and gratuities 


. $19,528 24 


Bonds purchased 


17,794 27 


Salaries 


400 00 


Printing, stationery, etc. . 


218 23 


Treasurer's bond 


65 10 


Carried forward . 


. $38,005 84 



72 City Document No. 13. 



Brought forward .... 
Auditing books for one year . 
Box, International Trust Company, 
Isaac Gordon, for legal services 

Total 

Cash on hand 1 February, 1914 



$38,005 84 

50 00 

10 00 

557 70 






$38,623 54 
698 71 




$39,322 25 



Respectfully submitted, 

Francis C. Shannon, 

Treasurer.