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The Salvage Corps of Brooklyn

Issue 3 and Volume 60.

The Salvage Corps of Brooklyn The 1915 report of the Fire Insurance Salvage Corps, of Brooklyn, N. Y., of which James P. Schwank is superintendent, contains interesting information. The report states that the total number of fires and alarms transmitted by the Fire Department in the Boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens for the year 1915, was 5,509, as against 5,840 for 1914; of this number 3,380 alarms were in the district protected, and were attended by the Salvage Crops, as against 3,209 for 1914. The following shows advance made in ascertaining causes of fires, covering years 1914 and 1915: Alarms, 1914, 3,209; 1915, 3,380; verbals investigated, 1914, 2,533; 1915, 5,844; total fires, 1914, 5,742; 1915, 9,224; causes known, 1914, 4,244; 1915, 8,627; causes unknown, 1914, 1,498; 1915, 597; percentage of causes ascertained, 1914, .739; 1915, .935. The following are the losses on both buildings and contents in the district covered…

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