Leadership

Losses, Hazards and Fire Department Conditions in Various Cities

Issue 10 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 CANTON, OHIO Population estimated to be 90,800; the 1920 United State Census showed 87,091, an increase of 73 per cent in the last decade. The rapid growth of the city has been due to the developments of its industries, which include foundries, machine shops, brick, tile and iron works, the manufacture of watches, safes, locks, roller bearings, metal ceilings, iron novelties, structural steel work, automobiles and rubber products. Three railroads and three interurban lines afford good transportation facilities. Conflagration Hazard In the principal mercantile district weak construction and lack of window protection make serious individual or group fires probable. While the wide streets and the open space at the intersection of the two principal streets form valuable fire breaks, fires could readily cross the narrow…

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