04/07/09 101 W, 1 I - + 7 - 14 North Carolina Fire Department Statistics, 1915

Let's leap farther back in time, to a report on the state's fire departments in 1915. This again is a statistician's report from the proceedings of the North Carolina State Fireman's Association. That year, Chapel Hill, population 1,500, had 19 volunteers, 1 paid member, 1 motor apparatus, 1 horse-drawn apparatus, 1 horse, and a bell as an alarm system. Durham, population 24,000, had 26 paid members, 4 fire companies, 4 pieces of motor aparatus, 2 pieces of horse-drawn apparatus, 2 horses, and an electric fire alarm system. Raleigh, population 30,000, had 28 paid members, 3 fire companies, no apparatus details, and an electric fire alarm system. View the report in PDF format.

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