Report of Kansas State Fire Marshal

Issue 7 and Volume 57.

Report of Kansas State Fire Marshal State Fire Marshal Harrison Parkman, of Kansas, in his annual report for 1914, states that during the year there were 75 people burned to death and the property loss in 2,974 fires was $3,411,224. The 1913 life loss was 117. The average daily fire loss was $9,346, as compared to $11,612 average daily loss in 1913. The report says: “That most fires are caused by carelessness is an undisputable fact and statistics prove it. An appreciation of the evil of carelessness and effort to eliminate the conditions and prevent the acts that cause fires, is the only practical course in Fire Prevention. Teaching the subject of Fire Prevention in the public schools is the surest and quickest way to impress upon the young people and also their parents the fact that fires are usually the result of carelessness and in most instances are wholly…

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