Leadership

FIRE PROTECTION OF ELIZABETH

Issue 18 and Volume 46.

FIRE PROTECTION OF ELIZABETH The matter of the fire hazards in Elizabeth, N. J., and the means of fire protection, including the water system and the fire department, are described in the usual complete way in the report of the Committee on Fire Prevention of the National Board of Fire Underwriters. In general, it is stated that the city, according to government figures, is of about 67,500 population. It has many important manufacturing and shipping industries in the southern portion, while the other, or northern portion, is described as a residential suburb of New York. The grades are slight, and the streets are from fair to good in point of width; the important ones paved and in all generally good condition, but there are many bad overhead wire obstructions. High winds are frequent and extended periods of cold weather common. The average number of fires and loss per capita are…

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