Superintendent as Fire Prevention Leader

Issue 11 and Volume 72.

Superintendent as Fire Prevention Leader There can be very little doubt but that the logical leader in the Fire Prevention movement of a city or town is the superintendent of the water works department. Not only by his position, but also through his education and training, he should be equipped to take the lead in this movement. He, of necessity, must have considerable executive ability, else he could not hold the position he does. By the very nature of his position, he is in the public eye and is a well-known figure in the municipality. As a rule, he is popular and well liked by the citizens and, even if not gifted with oratorical ability, he is generally a plain and forcible speaker, as witness the conventions and meetings of the water works associations, and even lacking this gift, there will be plenty of his assistants in the campaign in…

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