Norfolk’s Fire Loss Lower Although its population has more than doubled due to wartime conditions, the city of Norfolk, Virginia, had a lower fire loss and fewer alarms in 1943 than the preceding year, according to the report of Fire Chief Edward J. Cannon. City firemen responded to 3,264 alarms last year, 29 less than the year of 1942. The total fire loss for the city was $458,634 as compared to $608,058 the year previous and $769,224 in 1941. The figures were supplied by J. W. Myers, Bureau of Vital Statistics. The fire division has a personnel of 237, four below its authorized strength.