The Los Angeles Fire Department
The Los Angeles Fire Department in
present department consists of one hundred and twenty full paid men. The department owns its own houses, numbering eighteen
in all, each conforming in architecture to the locality in which it is located, all being
thoroughly equipped with the latest modern appliances, to enable the men to make quick
response to all alarms. There are one hundred and ninety-four street boxes, of the latest Gamewell pattern, with glass key protectors, enabling the citizen to ring an alarm without
the least delay. Throughout the city are scattered six hundred and sixty hydrants, a
great many in the business portion having double outlets. The Los Angeles Fire Department is up-to-date and will compare
favorably with any department in cities of its size throughout the world, and is so
recognized by the National Board of Underwriters.
Los Angeles Fire Department Illustrated 1900
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