Impetus Given to Fire Prevention Campaign

Issue 26 and Volume 66.

Impetus Given to Fire Prevention Campaign In a recent address before a business association in New York, T. Alfred Fleming, supervisor of the conservation department of the National Board of Underwriters, emphasized the need for the campaign now on for the prevention of fires. Mr. Fleming stated that the yearly losses by fire amounted to about $390,000,000, whereas the total salaries of all the teachers in the nation is only $364,789,265; in other words, we are burning up every year more than we are spending on the de velopment of our future citizens. There may be added to this loss, he said, the $400,000,000 required for the upkeep of the fire departments of the country and the cost of the water supply. In a word, according to the figures, we are as a nation burning up $1,400 a minute. Of the large fires, Mr Fleming said, most were of the…

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