Experts for Fire Prevention Bureau.
Controller Prendergast, Aldermanic President Mitchel, and Borough President McAneny, the budget committee of the Board of Estimate, have been authorized to submit to the next meeting of the board the names of the experts who are to devise plans for the conduct of the proposed Fire Prevention Bureau. When Fire Commissioner Johnson recently appeared before the budget committee with a request that a large appropriation be allowed for the establishment of the Fire Pre vention Bureau, he explained that among other features he proposed to employ 800 men to make frequent inspections of every building in the greater city. This large force was necessary, the Fire Commissioner said, to detect violations, report them, and see that they were corrected. The members of the committee allowed the commissioner only a nominal sum, stating that the organization of the bureau could best be accomplished by experts to be employed by the city. When the experts are named they will be required to report by January 1, so immediate work may thereafter be started in organizing the bureau.