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ANNUAL REPORT OF THE NEW YORK FIRE DEPARTMENT

Issue 7 and Volume 53.

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE NEW YORK FIRE DEPARTMENT Fire Commissioner Joseph Johnson last week submitted to Mayor Gaynor his annual report of the fire department for the year 1912, which the commissioner declared was “the year of the largest achievements in its history.” To amp_____y this, he points out in a general way the record made as follows: The average _____ss per fire was reduced from $855.69, in 1911, to $580.16 per fire, in 1912, and tins with the Equitable fire included. Forty-six fire depaitmcnt buildings were under way during the year, being more mail ten times the average annual numner since consolidation. The new bureau of fire prevention made 132,601 inspections and served 18,681 correctiveorders. The department took up as a pioneer an exhaustive inquiry into the relation between fire insurance and incendiarism. A special report was submitted to your honor, indicating tnat onetourth of the loss from all…

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