New York Losses for 1915

Issue 3 and Volume 59.

New York Losses for 1915 The losses of Greater New York through fire in 1915 were the smallest since the consolidation of the city, according to figures compiled by Fire Department statisticians. The total was $5,757,015—two and a half million dollars less than in 1914, but still higher than the standard Fire Commissioner Adamson hopes to attain. There were 13,423 fire alarms in 1915, 1,002 less than in the preceding year. The per capita loss, figured on the recent census was $1.03. The lowwest preceding total of losses in the greater city was that of 1902, $6,988,962; the highest was in 1911, $12,470,806. Officers of the department attribute the decrease in losses and number of fires to the following causes: Inspections to the number of 1,500,000 by uniformed firemen, eliminating danger in many cellars, closets and airshafts; use of motor apparatus; better training of firemen in the Fire College and…

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