Leadership

Sick Fire Research Act Needs Transfusion of Federal Dollars

Issue 5 and Volume 123.

Sick Fire Research Act Needs Transfusion of Federal Dollars Washington Report Washington Correspondent The problems of the cities have drawn top priority from the Nixon administration and Congress in their fight to correct those facing the country domestically. The problem getting the most attention is the rising crime rate. But, there is another problem facing our cities that is just as much a destroyer and a killer and just as devastating to the populace. Like crime, it is no longer a problem confined to the cities, but is spreading to the suburbs. The problem is the alarming rise in fire losses. In 1965, the property loss as a result of fire in this country was $1.75 billion. The loss of life exceeded 12,000. The United States has prided itself on being a world leader in many fields. But, like crime, this is not one of the areas in which we…

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