Seattle Has Low Loss
The report of Chief William Fitzgerald of the Seattle, Wash., Fire Department shows that for the year, 1940, the total fire loss was $234,816, the lowest annual total since 1904. This record has been made despite the fact the values subjected to fire in 1940 were over three times greater than in 1904. In addition to this, over 130 lives were saved through the department’s first aid service. There was a 27.1 per cent increase in overall fire prevention inspections and investigations made during 1940. The city’s fire department is considered to be at the highest point of efficiency in its history.