Issue 24 and Volume 59.

THE MUSKOGEE FIRE SERVICE Muskogee, Okla., with a population of about 36,200, has a rolling surface with generally slight grades. High winds are quite trequent. The form of government has been commission since 1911. The gross fire loss for the past five years, as taken from the reports of the Committee on Statistics of the National Board of Fire Underwriters, amounted to $361,595, the annual losses varying from $25,048 in 1914 to $200,000 in 1911. The annual number of fires, as taken from the records of the fire department, varied from 108 in 1915 to 145 in 1912, with an average loss per fire of $588. Based on an average population of 33,500, the average annual number of fires per 1,000 population was 3.67, and the average annual loss per capita was $2.16, a moderate figure. A report on conditions in Muskogee, by the Committee on Fire Prevention of the…

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