Leadership

Safety of Firemen and Fire Prevention

Issue 27 and Volume 56.

Safety of Firemen and Fire Prevention During the last few years attention has been very generally drawn to the necessity of fire prevention and fire protection in regard to manufacturing plants. For many years this country has devoted practically little attention to these subjects. It seemed that the only time when the majority of manufacturing establishments gave any attention to the possibility of fire was after they had experienced a disastrous one. Today, however, we find a disposition to use preventative rather than remedial measures and accordingly fire prevention is now receiving the attention which it deserves. Should Remove Rubbish. I will first give some consideration to the conditions which might cause a fire in manufacturing and mercantile establishments and, afterwards, try to call attention to conditions which would tend to prevent the proper fighting of fires after they do occur. One of the most prolific causes of fires is…

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