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SOME SUGGESTIONS FOR REDUCING THE PER CAPITA FIRE LOSSES

Issue 27 and Volume 78.

SOME SUGGESTIONS FOR REDUCING THE PER CAPITA FIRE LOSSES How This Fire Department Brought These bosses Down to the Minimum—Careful Inspection—Efficiency in Operation—Cooperation with Citizens AS we are rather proud of the record of the fire department in reducing the per capita loss of Newport News in the past five years and as the reasons may provide hints to other chiefs in their similar efforts, I am going to give the principal reasons for this reduction. The record of per capita loss by years is as follows: Our Fire Inspection System is handled mainly by the chief, and assistant chief, but frequently captains, lieutenants, and privates are sent on a tour of inspection. This is done so that the men can familiarize themselves with the various buildings and their construction, and it also proves educational. Up to this date, no unusual conditions have confronted us during inspections. At times, violations…

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