Fire Prevention and Fire Marshals

Issue 18 and Volume 54.

Fire Prevention and Fire Marshals GENERAL NEWS ARTICLE A number of States that have enacted fire prevention laws and have fire marshals, have been mentioned in this magazine during the past few weeks. Other States whose laws have been forwarded to FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING more recently are given below: South Dakota The State commissioner of insurance of South Dakota, the chiefs of the fire department, and the mayor of every incorporated village or town in which no fire department exists, and the township clerk of every organized township without the limits of any organized village or city, shall investigate the cause, origin and circumstances of every fire by which property has been destroyed or damaged by fire, and shall especially make investigation as to whether such fires are the result of carelessness or design, and upon complaint of any person having an interest in any building or property adjacent,…

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