British Fire Prevention Committee.
A special commission of the executive officers of the British fire prevention committee, which had been invited to visit Berlin and Hamburg, left London on June 9 via Harwich and the Hook of Holland, and returned on June 18 via Cuxhaven and Southampton. The commission comprised Mr. Edwin O. Sachs, F.R.S.Ed., Mr. Ellis Marsland, Messrs. Percy Collins, J.P.. and I. Herbert Dver, Mr. Horace Folker and Major Maitland Coffin.
The subject in review by the committee were the storage of petrol and benzine, construction of large stores and warehouses, theatre safety, celluloid fires, questions of school exists and protection of hospitals. The commission also viewed the new fire stations of the different cities they visited, and were shown the more recent appliances, particularly the motor engines.
The towns visited were Hanover. Berlin and Hamburg, and at the last named place there was a meeting of the German Professional Fire Brigades’ association, which was attended by the members of the commission. At Berlin the occasion of the visit was taken by the chief officer of the Royal police fire brigade to make a special display of the working of his brigade.
Arrangements for the journey having been carefully prepared in advance, the necessary data and illustrations have been placed at the disposal of the commission in such a manner that it mav be anticipated that the report will be of exceptional interest.—The Fireman, London.