Leadership

National Inter-Chamber Fire Safety Contest

Issue 1 and Volume 116.

National Inter-Chamber Fire Safety Contest Interested fire chiefs should investigate through their local chamber of commerce the competition for the national InterChamber Fire Safety Contest. Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce of the United States, the contest was inaugurated in 1923 to honor outstanding achievement in fire prevention activities, and to encourage coordinated community efforts to reduce loss of life and property through fire. Seven awards are presented annually. One Grand Award—presented to the Chamber of Commerce submitting the entry that receives the highest score in the contest, without regard to the population of the city. Six Class Awards—One to a Chamber of Commerce in each of six population groups ranging from Class 1, cities over 500,000, to Class 6, cities under 20,000. Fire safety awards are based on achievements in: (1) Reduction of fire losses; (2) permanent improvement in building construction, fire fighting facilities, and general fire protection; (3)…

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