Standardized Farm Protection Urged

Issue 10 and Volume 88.

Standardized Farm Protection Urged A rural fire protection program prepared by engineers of the U. S. Department of Agriculture is being urged as a standardization of farm fire protection methods to enable volunteer departments to give prompt service. Engineers said that if suggestions in the program are carried out, farm buildings would be protected as well as city property. According to Dr. David J. Price, in charge of the Chemical Engineering Division of the Department, organization of rural Fire Departments is spreading rapidly. The program for standardizing farm fire protection follows: Organization, equipment, training and maintenance of a rural Fire Department in every community. Arrangement for suitable fire alarm systems to assure prompt Fire Department service. Provision of adequate water storage facilities on farms and near rural public buildings for fire-fighting purposes. Installation, maintenance, and correct use of fire extinguishers and fire appliances in farm and rural buildings. Provision for…

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