Leadership

Salvage Work Lowers Albany Fire Losses

Issue 12 and Volume 83.

Salvage Work Lowers Albany Fire Losses In addressing a firemen’s training school at Troy, N. Y., Captain John J. Sheedy in charge of the salvage corps at Albany, N. Y., stated that efficient salvage methods with adequate fire fighting equipment and personnel has been a tremendous help in lowering the city’s fire losses. He said, “Cities all over the country are coming to realize that not much in excess of twenty-five per cent of damage is directly chargeable to actual fire loss. Much damage is caused by water. This much has been proven to our salvage patrol in Albany, for we have found that fast work with the tarpaulins is our secret of keeping down property loss. Fire chiefs in many cities are realizing the value of a salvage corps, for fewer fires with curtailment of property damage are good indicators of a chief’s generalship.”

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