Community Fire Protection

Issue 10 and Volume 63.

Community Fire Protection One result of the present war which may not have been thought of is the fact that there is likely to be a dearth of the young men who have been the reliance of the country in fighting fire, owing to the draft. Such a large number of the active young fellows who have been depended on to go out to fight forest, brush and farm fires have been “called to the colors” that there is need of some concerted effort to “conserve the bread basket of the world,” the farm population, from the dangers of fire. The following plan has been suggested and is being carried out in a number of towns in New England: The villages and small cities situated in farming communities are recommended to unite together, where the cost would be too great for them to undertake it separately, and purchase light automobile…

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