Leadership

RAILROAD FIRE PREVENTION.

Issue 4 and Volume 61.

RAILROAD FIRE PREVENTION. What is a great step forward in the way of co-operation between large railroad systems and local fire departments is marked by the recent action of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, by which the prevention of property destruction by fire and plans for placing its facilities at the disposal of the fire departments in the communities it serves arc being undertaken through a new department of fire prevention, which has just been established. This new department will devote special attention to studying and removing the possible causes of fires on and around railroad property while devising a system of combining the facilities of the company and the local fire companies into an effective agency for fighting and overcoming conflagrations. Commissioner Robert Adamson, of the New York City fire department, has arranged for Chief H. L. Denton, supervisor of fire prevention for the railroad’s volunteer fire-fighting forces and…

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