Low Fire Loss Record at Long Beach, L. I.

Issue 26 and Volume 75.

Low Fire Loss Record at Long Beach, L. I. The fire losses since July 1, 1923, in Long Beach, L. I. N. Y., according to the insurance records show that the total of the claims paid is $9,200 to which may be added about $750 paid on two small fires not reported, this making a grand total under $10,000. This is to be considered a very good record when the value on the buildings of the town and their contents are taken into consideration as well as the extremely hazardous conditions in some sections. For instance, a serious fire on either the ocean or bay fronts would necessitate the laying of 4,000 feet of hose to bring four lines into action. The fire department is well equipped with hose of standard make. The chief of the fire department is Emil Sondergaard and the deputy chiefs John Melia, George Lorie and…

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