Leadership

FIRE PREVENTION SECTION

Issue 10 and Volume 67.

FIRE PREVENTION SECTION “An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure” (NOTE—Communications for this department are solicited from Chiefs and all othars interasted in the subject.—Editor.) City-Wide Inspection to Reduce Fire Losses Canton Chief Tells of Excellent System Adopted—Instruction of Inspectors—Hazards of Gas Hose Connections and Garages in Residences—Need of Proper Building Code Fire Department, Canton, Ohio. IN order to reduce the fire hazard in our City, I started a house to house inspection on April 1, 1919, which was to include all buildings in the City limits, said inspection to be conducted by the fire department, under my instructions and supervision. After forming my plans to conduct this inspection, I held a number of meetings with the captains in my office and instructed and explained to them how to proceed, they in turn to instruct their men at their respective fire stations. I divided the city into…

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