Leadership

Losses, Hazards and Fire Department Conditions in Various Cities

Issue 9 and Volume 15.

Losses, Hazards and Fire Department Conditions in Various Cities Extracts from Reports of Committee on Fire Prevention and Engineering Standard, National Board of Fire Underwriters SAVANNAH, GA. Population estimated at 84,000; the 1920 United States census showed 83,252. The city is an important seaport. Principal industries are in cottonseed oil and commercial fertilizer works, wood working establishments, foundries, cigar factories and diversified industries. Seven railway systems and several steamship lines afford excellent shipping facilities. Conflagration Hazard The mainly weak construction and some serious exposures in the congested value district make serious fires probable, even though heights and areas are mostly moderate; however the fairly strong and efficient fire department, provided with adequate quantities of water, should prevent a fire from assuming conflagration proportions. In the water-front district serious fires are probable, especially at the western end; the hazard of this district would be very greatly reduced by the installation of…

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