Chief Callahan Forms Disaster Plan

Chief Callahan Forms Disaster Plan

Chief Andrew T. Callahan. Harrison, N. J., Fire Department has been working to place into operation, a plan calling for mutual assistance in the event of a disastrous fire occurring in one or more of the large industrial plants in that city. There are over fourteen of these large industries in Harrison having fire brigades.

A conference has been held which was attended by the industrial Fire Chiefs. At this conference they were given a questionnaire which when answered gave the complete list of fire equipment in each of the plants. Future meetings are to be held at which time further details, such as calling system, and means of transportation of fire fighting equipment and manpower will be taken up. It is understood that the plan is to be used only for industrial plant fires.

The plan will not go into operation until outside aid from the neighboring municipalities have been exhausted, or should they have an unfortunate situation on their hands at the same time, and be unable to render any valuable assistance. It will be necessary for the Chief or the Deputy Chiefs of the Harrison Fire Department to give the command before the plan will operate.

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