Annual Reports Received

Issue 10 and Volume 107.

Annual Reports Received British Columbia Losses Down Fire losses in the Province of British Columbia, Canada, were down from $9,603,231 in 1952 to $8,080,490 in 1953, according to the 32nd Annual Report of Provincial Fire Marshal W. A. Walker. There were 6,429 fires reported, 147 investigations of suspicious fires and 25 prosecutions for arson, with 18 convictions. In 1953 56 persons died from fire causes, 19 of them children. During the year a “traveling instructional unit” visited 98 communities throughout the Province, a total of 1.589 persons registering for classes. Worcester (Eng.) City and County Report Calls on the Worcester City and County Fire Brigade decreased by 368 in the year 1953, according to G. Eastham, Chief Officer, in his Annual Report for the year, largely due to the reduction in chimney fires. During the year there were 1,524 “operational attendances” of which 110 were false alarms. The report details…

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