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Reports on Fire Protection, Services and Infrastructure

Example of a fire report from Honolulu
Example of a fire report from Honolulu

To the insurance industry, a valuable component of the prefatory material was a description of the fire-fighting equipment and water system of a city or town. The description could be a simple statement of a line or two in the coverage of a small town, or an elaborate report of many paragraphs for the larger cities. Reports would address such issues as the number and types of fire-fighting equipment and the number and training background of firefighters. The size, extent, and pressure of water mains was a critical factor that was often addressed in such reports. The predominant wind patterns were usually noted as well.

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