Low Fire Loss at Huntington

Issue 23 and Volume 59.

Low Fire Loss at Huntington The per capita fire loss in Huntington, W. Va., for 1915 was only a trifle over 5_____ cents and was the lowest record made by the city in years. Chief T. B. Davis, in his annual report, showed the loss in 1915 to have been but $23,825.91, being a marked decrease from 1914 when it was $61,575.80 and from 1913, when it was $160,161.90. The large reduction in the fire loss is ascribed largely to two things—the strenuous fire prevention campaign conducted by Chief Davis and commercial and civic bodies and to motorization of the fire department. When Chief Davis makes inspections in his fire prevention campaign he uses cards, which are reproduced in this page. He places the cards on desks and in windows where they will be seen and act as a daily reminder of what should be done. For the first time…

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