Leadership

Chief Mertz of Akron, O., Broadcasts

Issue 18 and Volume 79.

Chief Mertz of Akron, O., Broadcasts As a part of a program arranged by a local new spaper, Chief John Mertz of Akron, Ohio, gave an interesting talk before the microphone on “Up to the Minute Fire Fighting.” That the talk was well received and delivered in a sincere and forceful manner was substantiated by the number of phone calls that were received at the headquarters after the talk, complimenting the chief on his embarkation to the ranks of public speakers. The chief is well known and thought of by other chiefs in the county, and many were the congratulations received. . Chief Mertz is a firm believer in the use of chemicals for fire-fighting, and about eighty live per cent of the fires in the city, and the chief has the problem of protecting the many rubber goods plants, have been extinguished with this means. When Chief Mertz was…

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