A Month To Remember

Issue 3 and Volume 113.

A Month To Remember February 1960 exacted a heavy toll of injury and, in some cases, death to firemen from coast to coast. The hazards of the profession have long been stressed by all authorities interested in the cause of better fire protection and fire fighting methods and a rapid review of recent accidents indicates that with little exception the causes are routine. These include explosion, building collapse, and traffic accidents which appear all too frequently as common pitfalls facing the most safety-conscious fire fighter. There are indications that some new possibilities will also plague those dedicated to the preservation of life and property. Random examples from across the country during the past month point up the risks which constantly harass firemen and weigh heavily upon responsible fire officials. On February 13 one Boston fireman was blown from a ladder 20 feet to the ground and others were struck by…

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