Fire Prevention Bureau of Bridgeport, Conn.

Issue 13 and Volume 67.

Fire Prevention Bureau of Bridgeport, Conn. FIRE PREVENTION SECTION “An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure” NOTE:—Communications for this department are solicited from Chiefs and all others interested in the subject.—Editor.) Excellent Results from Inspections and Instruction of Householders—Eight Causes of Fire Outlined—Co-operation by Citizens of the City—Importance of Education of Children CAPTAIN “ANounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure;” that is the basis upon which is run Bridgeport’s Fire Prevention Bureau. That the old proverb rings true is shown by records that place this city last in the line of cities in Connecticut in relation to fire loss, with a per capita loss of 65 cents. The Fire Prevention bureau, of course, is a branch of the fire department and is comparatively young, having been organized only four years ago. To my mind there would be even fewer fires than there are now if…

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