Leadership

Serious Fire Hazards at Pittsburgh.

Issue 11 and Volume 50.

Serious Fire Hazards at Pittsburgh. Herbert M. Wilson, engineer in charge of the United States Geological Survey, who is now in charge of the Bureau of Mines at Pittsburgh, has devoted a great deal of attention to the subject of the fire waste of the country. He was in charge of the investigation made by the Geological Survey for the National Conservation Commission, which prepared a great mass of official statistics as to fire waste and the cost of fire fighting. Mr. Wilson is now stationed in Pittsburgh, and was applied to for a statement by the interests there which are investigating fire insurance rates in that city. Mr. Wilson after investigation issued a prepared statement, in which he held in general that conditions in Pittsburgh did not justify a general reduction in rates and that its conflagration hazards were exceedingly serious. Mr. Wilson held that frequently a community or…

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