Leadership

THE CAMBRIDGE FIRE SERVICE

Issue 16 and Volume 59.

THE CAMBRIDGE FIRE SERVICE The city of Cambridge, Mass., which has an estimated population of 110,000 and covers an area of 6 1/2 square miles, is practically level except in small areas. From ¾ to ⅞ of the city’s area is built upon. Climatic conditions are essentially the same as in Boston. In a report on fire conditions in Cambridge issued by the Committee on Fire Prevention of the National Board of Fire Underwriters it is stated the average annual fire loss per capita for the past five years, as given by the Committee on Statistics of the Board, was $2.05. The report gives the following information: Water Supply. The water works were started in 1837; have been owned and operated by the city since 1875 and supply water to all built up parts of the city. Control is vested in a Water Board of five members. The department is…

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