Leadership

Problems of Volunteer Field Inspections —And Some Successful Solutions

Issue 4 and Volume 110.

Problems of Volunteer Field Inspections —And Some Successful Solutions —Photos by Hirshon Studios FIELD INSPECTIONS by fire departments have conclusively proved the value of taking the fire prevention story direct to the public, in home, office, shop—even into the schools. The reduction in the number of fires and consequent saving of property—and lives, by such enterprise has been noteworthy. For the most part, these inspections have been conducted by full-paid fire fighters, as a part of their regular jobs. The efforts of volunteer firemen in the same direction have thus far, been limited to certain types of occupational hazards; home fire inspections generally have been considered not within their scope. The following report is offered in the hope that with this frank discussion of the problems that beset the volunteers— and some professional fire fighters, too— field inspections may be stepped up all along the line. Legal factors Possibly the…

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