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FIRE GUARD FOR PIERS AND SHIPS MAKES NOTABLE WARTIME RECORD

Issue 8 and Volume 98.

FIRE GUARD FOR PIERS AND SHIPS MAKES NOTABLE WARTIME RECORD Organization Set Up Following ‘Normandie” Disaster Prevented Any Major Fire on Ships and Piers THE benefit of efficient and conscientious fire protection when competently supervised, may be found in the three year fire record of the recently terminated special fire protection detail to several giant piers and ships on the west side waterfront of New York. The record shows that between the time of the S. S. Normandie* fire on February 9, 1942, and July 5. 1945, when the detail was dismissed at the request of U. S. Army authorities, there had not been one fire of major proportions on any of the piers or ships where the Fire Department special detail was maintained. There were 152 fires of record during the three year period, of which 105 were quickly and effectively extinguished at the point of origin by New…

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