Berkeley Issues Membership Cards
As means of having the municipality become conscious of fire prevention work, Membership and Pledge Cards in the Berkeley, Cal., Fire Prevention Bureau, have been issued to the children of the city and others. On the reverse of the card is the pledge that the member will observe certain simple fire prevention rules.
Berkeley has been very successful with its fire prevention work. Last year the department made 11,086 inspections and as a result, it is claimed that the department made 165 fewer runs. It also resulted in decreasing the annual per capita fire loss to forty-seven cents.
The cornerstone has been laid for the new Eggerstville fire station in Buffalo, N. Y.
The Council of Green Bay, Wis., has authorized the Fire Department to respond to fires in other valley cities. The municipalities that may be aided include De Pere, Kaukauna, Appleton, Neenah, Menasha, Oshkosh, Fond du Lac, Sheboygan, Manitowoc, Two Rivers, Oconto, Marinette and Menominee, Mich. The city asking help must pay for all damages to equipment of visiting departments, must supply the necessary gasoline and oil, and food and lodging for the firemen. Each city to the agreement must carry its own liability for injury to its men while on outside duty. The league for mutual aid is the plan of Chief Ralph H. Drum of Green Bay.
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