Ware Fire Brigade

The cost of calling out the tender

By Susan Hall

Charges as laid out in Ware UDC committee Minutes 30 July 1919 page 176
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
Charges as they appeared in the Hertfordshire Mercury 9 August 1919 page 4
Hertfordshire mercury

On the 30th July 1919 there appeared in the Ware UDC minutes a report from the Captain of the Fire Brigade after they attended a fire at St Edmunds College.

The steamer was not required on arrival and a claim for expenses of £12.13s.0d were submitted.

Mr A Chapman reported on behalf of the Fire Brigade committee that they recommended the following increases in the retaining fees and scale of charges for the attendance at fires:

Chief Officer £1.1s 0d after 1st hour 10s 6d per hour

Second Officer 15s 0d after 1st hour 7s od per hour

Third Officer 10s 6d after 1st hour 5s 0d per hour

Forman fireman 7s 0d after 1st hour 3s 0d per hour

Engineer each 7s 0d after 1st hour 3s 0d per hour

Turncock 5s 0d after 1st hour 2s 6d per hour

Firemen each 5s 0d after 1st hour 2s 6d per hour

Messengers each 2s 0d after 1st hour 1s 0d

Horses each £1 10s 0d to run out and back per horse per mile 1s 2d

Steam Fire Engine £6 6s 0d after 1st hour 10s 0d per hour

Manual Fire Engine £3 10s 0d after 1st hour 5s 0d per hour

It was unanimously resolved the recommendation of the committee be adopted and the revised scale of charges advertised in the local press.


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