Leadership

Organizing Rural Communities For Fire Control

Issue 5 and Volume 91.

Organizing Rural Communities For Fire Control Forming of Programs for Rural Fire Protection Must Include Educational Activities in Fire Prevention and Cooperation of All Farmer Interests in Fire Fighting THE prosperity of the farmer and the safety of his family rest to an important extent upon dependable fire control. Although progress has been made in controlling farm fires, there remains much to be done in the development of efficient systems of rural fire prevention. This is evident from the fact that American farm fires annually take a toll of 3,500 lives, cause property losses of approximately $100,000,000, and in addition are the source of destruction of much valuable live stock. Naturally, such waste impedes the full development of agricultural resources. Farm Fire Protection Problem In Itself Farmers, as a class, have reason to give particular attention to the reduction of fire hazards and the adoption of protective measures. Their problem…

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