Oregon Fire Marshal Report Comprehensive
Few states in this nation even attempt to gather and disseminate vital statistics on fires and fire losses. One outstanding exception is the State of Oregon, Robert B. Taylor, fire marshal. Its annual reports are masterly documents.
Not only does the report for the calendar year 1950 list the total fire fighting strength of the state, it recounts the fire department activities for the year, gives fire losses by occupational groups, etc., and analyzes the insured losses. It will be a great boon to the nation’s fire service when all states compile and publish similar facts and figures.