Leadership

Fire Prevention Best As a Local Function

Issue 9 and Volume 132.

Fire Prevention Best As a Local Function Features The Editor’s Opinion Page We have always felt that fire prevention was a local function and one that could be best handled by the local fire department in cooperation, of course, with the local population. But it’s no easy job. If you approached a hundred people at random and asked each one if he had ever had a fire in his house, chances are the answer would be “no,” 98 out of 100 times. To those 98, fire has never been a problem and they are therefore almost completely indifferent to the hazards of fire. How to break down this indifference is the biggest problem facing those engaged in fire prevention education. But it is a problem that must be solved and any attempt made is a step in the right direction. Such a step was taken recently by the Albuquerque Fire…

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