Cleveland Photographs City Fire Risks

Cleveland Photographs City Fire Risks

Photograph records of fire hazards encountered by inspectors on their daily trips about the city and graphic representation on a huge map brought up to date each morning are the latest features of the work of the Cleveland, O., fire prevention bureau. Assistant Fire Chief Charles B. Whyler, head of the fire prevention bureau, has completed details of his plan to photograph bad conditions.

An inspector finding a serious violation of the fire department regulations will notify the chief at once and a photographer will be sent to make a picture. Such pictures will be used as evidence in the event of refusal of property owners to remedy conditions and may be used also as exhibits in spreading fire prevention propoganda A map of Cleveland, four by seven feet in dimensions, has been placed on the wall of Assistant Chief Whyler’s office in the city hall. Each morning pins will be stuck in the map showing the location of each fire occurring on the previous day. A yellow pin will denote a fire caused by rubbish; red pin, fire of incendiary origin; red and yellow pin, incendiary fire in barns or other structures housing horses. Assistant Chief Whyler returned last week from Philadelphia were he attended the convention of the National Fire Prevention Association, llis report of the work accomplished by the Cleveland bureau was commended byofficials and members of the association.

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