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Fire Survey Made of Boston, Mass.

Issue 26 and Volume 80.

Fire Survey Made of Boston, Mass. Boston has more fires for each one thousand of population than either Chicago, Philadelphia, New York, St. Louis, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Buffalo, Detroit, Baltimore or Pittsburgh. Boston has also a higher average loss for each fire than any of these cities with the exception of Buffalo. Such were the findings made as the result of a survey conducted by the National Board of Fire Underwriters, the report of which has been recently made public. The per capita fire loss in Boston for 1926 was $6.59; thirtyeight cities in Massachusetts had an average of $4.45; three cities in Maine had an average of $3.38 and six cities in Rhode Island, §3.09. One of the recommendations made was that there be better cooperation between the Bureau of Fire Prevention and the Massachusetts State Fire Marshal’s office. It was suggested that a fireman, after three years…

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