Leadership

Newark Annua! Fire Report

Issue 2 and Volume 57.

Newark Annua! Fire Report The 1914 fire loss in Newark, N. J., is estimated at $1,229,700, an increase of about $500,000 over the year preceding, according to the annual report of Chief Paul J. Moore. During the. year there were more than 1,804 fires of which nineteen were two-alarm fires, seven threealarm and two four-alarm. In 1913 there were 1,567 fires, being 237 less alarms last year than this. In explaining the increase in the number of alarms Captain Albert C. Gasser, of the Bureau of Combustibles, said it was because the people have been urged to send in alarms for the slightest cause. Delay proved disastrous at three of the biggest fires. Each revealed the fact that the department was not promptly summoned. The campaign of putting out location cards, telling the people where the boxes are and urging them to send in alarms, was one of the reasons…

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