Leadership

Acquiring the Art of Fire Inspection

Issue 14 and Volume 78.

Acquiring the Art of Fire Inspection For it is an art, and like all other professions, requires a great amount of study to attain perfection. The fireman who does this work must use his head, must be able to absorb details quickly and must have a good memory to retain the points he has observed. He must be prepared to make intelligent suggestions to the owners or tenants of the premises which he inspects, as to the best way of overcoming and remedying defects pointed out by him. He should, if possible, be able to draw well enough to be able to sketch a rough outline of the floor plans of the building inspected, so as to better retain an idea of its layout for future reference or in case of a fire later on. Such plans filed in the department records are of immense help to the officers and…

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