Leadership

Fire Prevention Week Brings More Calls

Issue 11 and Volume 88.

Fire Prevention Week Brings More Calls Pittsburgh, Pa., celebrated Fire Prevention Week by answering the greatest number of false alarm calls in one week in the history of the department, and by fighting a spectacular three-alarm fire. In all the department had forty-one false alarms for that week. The three-alarm fire swept through the four-story brick candy factory and wholesale novelty warehouse of the Sterling Specialty Company a short distance east of the downtown business area. A still alarm was received at 5:50 a.m. The officer of the first company found a fierce fire in the basement and smoke rolling out from all parts of the structure. Fire was spreading rapidly to the upper floors. A box alarm was sent at 5:52 a.m. When Battalion Chief W. M. Graves arrived, he immediately sent in a second alarm, and a third was ordered at 6:05. The last call brought Chief Richard…

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