Leadership

Metropolitan Fire Prevention Law Inoperative

Issue 7 and Volume 56.

Metropolitan Fire Prevention Law Inoperative The Metropolitan district fire prevention law in Massachusetts, which was to have gone into effect on August 1, although most of its provisions would not be operative until a referendum vote had been taken on its acceptance this fall, in each city and town in the district, is not yet in effect, because Governor Walsh has not yet found the man he believes fitted for the post of commissioner. The bill provides for the appointment of a commissioner and deputy commissioner. Until the appointment of a commissioner no section of the bill can go into effect, as all regulations provided for by the bill need the commissioner’s O. K. The bill, however, distinctly provides that it shall take effect August l of this year. It is said that Governor Walsh is not considering the appointment of a fireman as commissioner, but that what he is…

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