A Stake In The Nation
Today, possibly more than at any time in our history, the average fireman is deeply interested in the nation’s economy and the vital influence of industry on it. At the turn of the century it was the financier, the banker, broker and business executive who were primarily interested in these matters. Nowadays, there is hardly a workman or civil service employee who is not mindful of every fluctuation in our economy and of industry’s significant role.
Whatever promotes and protects industry, benefits the national economy. Through the years we have endeavored to do our share in this regard. As new and sometimes hazardous processes have been introduced FIRE ENGINEERING has reported them and has given the fire service information on how to cope with them.
This issue is devoted in large measure to industrial fire protection. In future issues we will continue to report on industrial developments which are taking place with such rapidity that often last year’s methods of fire control are outmoded today. It is our intention to promptly make available to fire fighters and safety engineers all current information concerning the latest methods of coping with modern hazards. In this manner we shall continue to do our part to prevent those large loss industrial fires which can have such farreaching effects on a community and our national economy.