Reports on Fire Protection, Services and Infrastructure
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.
How to interpret: