04/07/09 121 W, 3 I - + 18 - 14 North Carolina Fire Department Statistics, 1940


Here's a treat from the conference proceedings of the North Carolina State Firemen's Association in 1941. This is a summary of fiire equipment, as reported to the state Insurance Commissioner as of October 1, 1940. Cary, population 1,141, had 15 volunteers, 1 paid fireman, 1 auto hose truck, 1,800 feet of hose, and a siren alarm system. Chapel Hill, population 3,654, had 19 volunteers, 2 paid firemen, 1 pumper, 750 GPM capacity, 1,900 feet of hose, and a Gamewell alarm system. Durham, population 60,195, had 65 paid firemen, 1 aerial truck, 1 ladder truck, 5 pumpers, 4,400 GPM capacity, 14,000 feet of hose, and a Gamewell alarm system. Raleigh, population 46,897, had 51 paid firemen, 1 aerial truck, 1 service ladder truck, 5 pumpers, 4,000 GPM capacity, 9,500 feet of hose, and a Gamewell alarm system. View the report in PDF format.
 


 







  
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