The Actual and Present Value of Fire Department Expenditures by the Town of Cummington from 1947 throught 2002
Year Operational Capital Total 2002 Present Value Chimney Structure / Oil burner Auto accident / Auto Fire Grass / Forest / Dump / Brush Mutual Aid False Alarm / Alarm Sounding Generator / Storm Standby / Drinking Water Illegal burning Search party Misc. / Still Alarms Smoke in Building Oil / Gas / Diesel / etc. Spills Wires down / Trees on Wires Total Calls Present Value / Total Calls
1943   $900.00 $900.00 $9,557.13                           0 $0.00
1944     $0.00                             0 $0.00
1945     $0.00                             0 $0.00
1946     $0.00                             0 $0.00
1947 $900.00   $900.00 $7,979.69 10     3 4                 17 $469.39
1948 $800.00 $6,000.00 $6,800.00 $52,701.91 6     3 2                 11 $4,791.08
1949 $1,099.86 $1,496.98 $2,596.84 $18,669.98 14 1   2 3                 20 $933.50
1950 $900.00 $1,650.00 $2,550.00 $18,518.41                           0 $0.00
1951 $800.00 $775.00 $1,575.00 $11,324.60 8   1 5 2 1               17 $666.15
1952 $1,349.22   $1,349.22 $8,990.91 4 2     1                 7 $1,284.42
1953 $1,159.46 $485.00 $1,644.46 $10,722.43 4 1   7 5                 17 $630.73
1954 $1,900.00 $350.00 $2,250.00 $14,554.32 6 2 1 5 5                 19 $766.02
1955 $1,894.89   $1,894.89 $12,196.27 9 3 2 5 4                 23 $530.27
1956 $1,596.07   $1,596.07 $10,314.21 5   2 4 1                 12 $859.52
1957 $1,640.70   $1,640.70 $10,445.93 3 2   2 7                 14 $746.14
1958 $2,214.02   $2,214.02 $13,606.29 4 4     3                 11 $1,236.94
1959 $1,859.71   $1,859.71 $11,128.40 5 2   1 2                 10 $1,112.84
1960 $1,811.57   $1,811.57 $10,754.30 4 2   3 2                 11 $977.66
1961 $2,019.49   $2,019.49 $11,799.81 3 2                       5 $2,359.96
1962 $2,129.16 $450.00 $2,579.16 $14,920.74 4 1   3                   8 $1,865.09
1963 $2,799.61   $2,799.61 $16,019.85 3 2 2 14                   21 $762.85
1964 $2,399.43   $2,399.43 $13,567.14 2 1   12                   15 $904.48
1965 $2,091.09   $2,091.09 $11,671.96 4 2   5                   11 $1,061.09
1966 $2,089.73 $1,700.00 $3,789.73 $20,799.75 2 1   4 4                 11 $1,890.89
1967 $2,074.37   $2,074.37 $11,064.22 3   4 10 4                 21 $526.87
1968 $2,100.00   $2,100.00 $10,885.25       12 3                 15 $725.68
1969 $2,093.46   $2,093.46 $10,413.97 2 1   6                   9 $1,157.11
1970 $2,098.47 $34,975.00 $37,073.47 $174,974.23   2 2 4 3                 11 $15,906.75
1971 $2,661.24   $2,661.24 $11,860.39                           0 $0.00
1972 $3,126.21   $3,126.21 $13,358.22 2     4                   6 $2,226.37
1973 $2,146.38   $2,146.38 $8,878.44 1 1 2 3 5                 12 $739.87
1974 $4,430.80   $4,430.80 $17,257.90 4                         4 $4,314.48
1975     $0.00                             0 $0.00
1976 $3,047.34   $3,047.34 $9,801.19 4   5 4 3                 16 $612.57
1977 $3,565.70   $3,565.70 $10,839.70 2 2 4 6 1   4             19 $570.51
1978 $4,421.37   $4,421.37 $12,620.59 7 3 5 2 1               1 19 $664.24
1979 $7,037.83 $5,000.00 $12,037.83 $31,934.39 2 4 9 1 1     2           19 $1,680.76
1980 $5,238.59   $5,238.59 $12,463.79 3 3 8 4 4     3 2       1 28 $445.14
1981 $5,563.87   $5,563.87 $11,663.17 3 2 6 6 3         2       22 $530.14
1982 $5,280.13 $1,266.05 $6,546.18 $12,440.91 3 7     2 1       1       14 $888.64
1983 $5,300.00 $8,756.09 $14,056.09 $25,153.84 7 1 6 4 11 1               30 $838.46
1984 $5,626.00 $993.91 $6,619.91 $11,479.21 4 9 7 1 2 1       5       29 $395.83
1985 $6,500.00 $1,900.00 $8,400.00 $13,965.45 9 5 6 5 9 4       4     2 44 $317.40
1986 $6,500.00 $4,550.00 $11,050.00 $17,732.84 4 2 5 1 10 6       2     2 32 $554.15
1987 $6,662.00 $4,500.00 $11,162.00 $17,578.58 4 2 7 1 6 1       11     1 33 $532.68
1988 $6,662.00   $6,662.00 $10,127.14   3 4 1 1         22       31 $326.68
1989 $6,662.00 $149,973.00 $156,635.00 $228,728.40 2 4 9 2 5         14       36 $6,353.57
1990 $7,300.00   $7,300.00 $10,171.68 1 8 7   1         17       34 $299.17
1991 $7,299.86 $3,925.00 $11,224.86 $14,839.19 4   5 2 4 22     1   11   2 51 $290.96
1992 $7,300.00   $7,300.00 $9,261.57 2 3 5   3 13 1 1     11     39 $237.48
1993 $8,496.45   $8,496.45 $10,465.55   3 2   3 11 1 11   15 6     52 $201.26
1994 $8,707.36 $9,000.00 $17,707.36 $21,175.86 6 2 7 2 6     1   11       35 $605.02
1995 $8,213.00   $8,213.00 $9,572.86 6   5 3 1 2 1     6 2 1   27 $354.55
1996 $9,463.00   $9,463.00 $10,760.81 2 1 4   3   3     14       27 $398.55
1997 $9,003.44   $9,003.44 $9,973.10         1         21       22 $453.32
1998 $9,000.00 $5,000.00 $14,000.00 $15,197.98 3 1 9   1 7       9   1   31 $490.26
1999 $9,382.00   $9,382.00 $10,024.43 1   6 2 1         15     1 26 $385.56
2000 $9,530.49 $4,500.00 $14,030.49 $14,597.10 1   10 1 1 15       8   1 1 38 $384.13
2001 $9,805.00   $9,805.00 $9,961.88 1 2 13 1 1 13       1   1 4 37 $269.24
2002 $10,050.00 $18,488.00 $28,538.00 $28,538.00   2 8 1           24       35 $815.37
Total $245,802.37 $266,634.03 $512,436.40 $1,170,005.86 193 101 178 167 145 98 10 18 3 202 30 4 15 1164 $1,005.16
The pre-1975 data are the Consumer Price Index statistics from Historical Statistics of the United States (USGPO, 1975). All data since then are from the annual Statistical Abstracts of the United States. Source http://www.westegg.com/inflation/