North Carolina State Firefighters' Association History

Albert Brinson Statistician Reports

Last updated: December 12, 2022

New Bern Fire Department member Albert W. Brinson served as Statistician for the North Carolina State Firefighters' Association from 1940 to 1962.

This page presents his reports as printed in the proceedings of the annual conferences, from 1941 to 1960. The reports for 1961 and 1962 are forthcoming.

Brinson's reports are superb snapshot of the state fire service in the 1940s and 1950s, including during the war years. Among the topics covered in the reports are:

  • Fire fatalities in the state
  • Fire losses, statewide and nationally
  • Tabular information on the state's fire departments
  • Wartime effects including airplane accidents around the state
  • Major fires
  • Unusual fire causes
  • Fire department news

Read the reports (PDF).




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