Leadership

FORMATION OF LOCAL ARSON SQUADS HAS GOOD EFFECT ON INCENDIARISM

Issue 13 and Volume 81.

FORMATION OF LOCAL ARSON SQUADS HAS GOOD EFFECT ON INCENDIARISM How Such Organizations, Under Direction of Fire Chief, Can Reduce Arson— Some Methods and Results Accomplished LOSS of life and property from fire being a colossal burden borne by each community in greater or lesser degree. according to amount of loss, it follows that each community has a vital interest in the reduction of fire loss within its own compounds, and, inasmuch as each civilized community is taxed to cover expense of public institutions organized, equipped and maintained for the protection of life and property within their operative jurisdiction, the fact that said institution should function in an effort to prevent fires (as well as to extinguish them) must be apparent. It must be apparent, also, that until the suppression and prevention of incendiarism, specifically, engages the attention of the various institutions operated at public expense for the protection of…

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