Leadership

NFPA Holds Diamond Jubilee Meeting

Issue 7 and Volume 124.

NFPA Holds Diamond Jubilee Meeting Official San Francisco F.D. photos by Chet Born. With the nation living “in an environment of crime and drug addiction,” fire protection and prevention are more crucial than ever, according to John J. Ahern, president of the National Fire Protection Association. Ahern, who is director of security of General Motors Corp., Detroit, spoke at the opening session of the Association’s 75th Annual Meeting, which got under way on May 17 at the San Francisco Hilton. “We have seen a drastic change in our social climate in the last few years,” he said. “We are experiencing well-planned, concerted attacks on police, government and industry. We have seen a fantastic increase in savage bombing attacks and arson attempts which have resulted in an unprecedented increase in property damage and loss of life. “The irresistible pressure on drugaddicted persons to obtain funds for the purchase of narcotics pushes…

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