A Welcome—and an Augury
SOMETHING has been happening to the fire service which may not have been sensed by even those closest to it— but which is a happy augury for the future of the service.
- We refer to the entry into the broad field of fire protection and fire prevention since the war of many outstanding industrial and business institutions whose names and products have long been famous in other spheres—names like Radio Corp. of America, Link, Galvin Mfg. Co. (Motorola), Harvey-Wells, Doolittle, General Electric, Federal Radio & Telephone, and Dictograph Products, in communications; Food Machinery Co. and Ford fire apparatus; Derbyshire Machine & Tool and Gorman-Rupp pumps; Hall-Scott Bendix-Westinghouse and Leece-Neville, engines and machinery; Rockwood Sprinkler, Geo. E. Sleeper Co., Scott Aviation Corp., and B. F. Goodrich, fire equipment; Owens Corning (Fiberglas); Philadelphia Finishers and Textileather Corp. (Tolex), flameproof fabrics and materials; and Arnold-Hoffman & Co. (Drench), Carbide & Carbon Chemical Corp. (Unox), in the new field of wetting agents.
- FIRE ENGINEERING is happy to have been the medium for introducing these (and other) newcomers to, and establishing them in, the vast family of the fire service.
- It is a good augury for the great and growing “business” of fire waste control that the best research, engineering and manufacturing brains in the country see real opportunity for their talents and their products in this pursuit—and it is a credit to FIRE ENGINEERING that they have selected this journal to help translate opportunity into results.