Fire Prevention Work in Canton

Issue 19 and Volume 61.

Fire Prevention Work in Canton Chief R. O. Mesnar of the Canton, Ohio, fire department is conducting well planned fire prevention work in that city. On April 1 he divided the city into three separate districts and started a house to house inspection by firemen. Every building in the city will be inspected from basement to attic and a record kept of the time of building, number of stories, construction of same, kind of roof and material of which roof is constructed; also a record is kept of the condition of the building at the time of the inspection. A report is made to Chief Mesnar every night by the inspectors and where conditions are found be be bad he makes a personal visit, notifying tenants and owners of buildings to comply with state and city regulations governing the same. Chief Mesnar has already visited several hundred buildings. The inspectors…

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