Leadership

Fire Prevention in Toledo

Issue 7 and Volume 79.

Fire Prevention in Toledo Organized fire prevention work carried on in Toledo, Ohio, is administered by two agencies. While the per capita fire loss in 1925 was much smaller than in many other cities of the same size, the $1,219,821 conflagration loss still exceeds the amount which it is possible to establish. Through its 7,380 inspections of buildings last year the city performed practically the only preventive work on the part of the municipal governmen. Probably the agency doing the greatest amount of fire prevention work is the Ohio Inspection Bureau, through its insurance rating service. Last year the inspectors of this bureau surveyed in Toledo nearly 3,000 buildings, all of which were wholly or partially occupied for business or industrial purposes. During the year there were 5,243 hazardous conditions found by the inspectors, for which they made an added charge in determining the insurance rates. Most of the offenders…

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