Issue 14 and Volume 66.

PUBLIC BACKING IN FIRE PREVENTION The Absolute Necessity of the Fire Chief to have the Support of the Public—The Evil Influence of Politics in the Work of Fire Prevention—The Work of the Fire Prevention Bureau IN appearing here this afternoon to talk to you on the subject of fire prevention, I shall strive simply to develop one point, or one idea, giving you some of our experiences, and tell you of the work we are trying to do and what we are accomplishing, very briefly, and then leave one point with you, the thing I think that is more important to us on the Pacific Coast, and to the chiefs, than anything else. During the year 1914 Potland. Ore., my home city, in which I am serving as battalion head, had the greatest fire record of my city in the country—that is, of any city not having more than five…

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