Leadership

Fire Service Chided for Failing To Put More Stress on Prevention

Issue 9 and Volume 127.

Fire Service Chided for Failing To Put More Stress on Prevention Key question is hazard level communities are willing to accept, engineer tells annual seminar conducted by New York Chapter, SFPE The fire service is not putting enough effort into fire prevention, two fire chiefs declared at a fire prevention seminar conducted by the New York Chapter of the Society of Fire Prevention Engineers. Chief George Paul of Boston explained that “the average fire fighter is not interested in fire prevention but is dedicated to fire fighting” and asserted that the fire service needs to change this type of thinking along with improving codes and inspections. He also said he did not think the fire service was doing enough to motivate men toward fire prevention. Fire prevention Also speaking at the seminar in New York last February, Chief John P. Townley of Plainfield, N.J., charged that everyone, “including ourselves,*’ shares…

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