Inspection Work by Nebraska Fire Marshal

Inspection Work by Nebraska Fire Marshal

A summary of the work accomplished by the office of State Fire Marshal C. E. Hartford of Nebraska, published in the News Bulletin issued by the department during the year of 1922 up to November 22 by the regular inspectors is as follows:

Gasoline and kerosene 629

Chimney 627

Electric wiring 2,709

Stove and asbestos ………………………. 1,027

Fire escape and red light …………………. 142

Miscellaneous …………………………… 1,526

Repair building …………………… 380

Recommend condemnation ………………… 2S8

Total orders ……………. 10,058

Total inspections ……………………….. 15,676

Fires investigated ……………………….. 61

Buildings condemned and in process of condemnation ………………………………. 470

The total number of fires reported to the department since December i, 1921, up until November 1, 1922, are as follows:

Lincoln ………. 328

Omaha ……………. 398

Balance of State …… 849

Lincoln loss …. $47,758.21

Omaha loss….. 344,318.13

Bal. of state loss 1,617.151.13

Total number of fires. 1575 Total loss ….$2,009,227.55

Total number of lives lost …………………………. 20

Total number injured by fire………………………… 58

Total number injured while fighting fire………………. 47

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