Fire Protection News

Issue 9 and Volume 101.

Fire Protection News With this issue, FIRE ENGINEERING resumes publication of news items having to do with the fire service and the business of fire protection, a feature discontinued early in World War II, due to publishing limitations. These brief items are clipped and culled from the nation’s press and from readers’ correspondence. BOSTON, MASS.—A $25,000 fund to further fire prevention in Boston has been established by the Boston Board of Fire Underwriters. A committee including State and City fire protection officials will administer the year-round fire prevention activity, financed by Boston general insurance agents. According to Mr. Franklin J. Connors of the Boston Board, the city’s fire loss situation is more serious than is generally realized and its 1947 record was about the poorest of the country’s twenty largest cities. NAPA, CALIF.—David Hotelling, aged 10, always dreamed of owning his own real, regulation-sized fire engine. Last spring he heard…

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