Albany Again Reduces Fire Loss

Issue 5 and Volume 80.

Albany Again Reduces Fire Loss Twice the recipient of national honors in the fire waste contest conducted by United States Chamber of Commerce among the various cities in the country, Albany, Ga., again has accomplished a noteworthy thing by reducing the fire loss that was deemed sufficiently low to win the grand prize in the contest last year. During 1926 there were 110 fires with a total fire loss of $7903. This makes a per capita loss of slighty more than forty-four cents. The year previous the total fire loss was $27,106. Albany enjoys lower insurance rates than arc granted to any other city in the South. The lion’s share of the credit for this outstanding achievement is due to Chief D. W. Brosnan, head of the fire department. A study of the fire loss for the last five years is interesting: In commenting on the work, Chief Brosnan said,…

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