Leadership

Bridgeport Steps Up Radio Field Inspections

Issue 6 and Volume 111.

Bridgeport Steps Up Radio Field Inspections RECENT fatal and costly fires in hazardous occupancies throughout the nation have focussed attention on the importance of what are aptly termed radio apparatus field inspections. Among the cities which have demonstrated the value of such inspections over a period of time, is Bridgeport, Conn. According to reports, the fire department’s mobile radio field inspections have proven a complete success in uncovering fire law violations and in promoting fire prevention. Since the program was inaugurated by Fire Chief Sylvester Jennings and Assistant Chief John F. Gleason, inspector of combustibles, the efforts have steadily been broadened and intensified. In its general concept the program closely parallels those of other cities which rely upon modern fire department radio as the foundation for the operations. In the Bridgeport program, various fire companies make building-to-building inspections of their assigned areas while still on duty. Each company out on…

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