Leadership

SALVAGE CASE HISTORIES

Issue 3 and Volume 110.

SALVAGE CASE HISTORIES FEATURES OVERHAUL AND SALVAGE-IN THEORY AND PRACTICE —Milwaukee Journal photo PART XXII SALVAGE WORK, as it is referred to in Milwaukee, has been a controversial subject for many years, dating back to 1940 when the last of the fire insurance patrols was taken out of service in that city. Efforts to have the fire department assume all salvage operations was objected to by the former chief of department who ruled that unless the department was given additional personnel, together with apparatus and ample salvage covers, it would not practice salvage as did the former patrols. In later years, repeated attempts were made through various agencies to have the fire department take over salvage, but Fire Chief Wischer has followed the policy of his predecessor. State statutes are said to support the chief’s contention for placing responsibility for salvage corps operations on the Underwriters and not upon the…

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