Leadership

GETTING DOWN TO BRASS TACKS IN FIRE PREVENTION MATTERS

Issue 12 and Volume 75.

GETTING DOWN TO BRASS TACKS IN FIRE PREVENTION MATTERS Compulsory Co-operation of Public NecessaryPropaganda Not Always Successful—Individual Carelessness to Blame for Heavy Fire Losses IN the following paper. Mr. Gamber, in his usual clear and convincing way, emphasises among other matters, the necessity for careful inspection by fire departments, and that of adequate local laws dealing with all matters of Fire Prevention : We have been fighting fires with organized fire departments in America for a long period. These departments and their equipments have been developed tremendously in recent years. In the last ten to fifteen years fire prevention work has been highly organized through development of state fire marshal departments and other agencies. Yet, with all this, the fire loss has been mounting steadily all the time, until now it exceeds a half billion dollars a year. In this state the losses as reported to my office approximate twenty…

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