Fire Greatest Menace to Production

Fire Greatest Menace to Production

Jay W. Stevens, California State Fire Marshal and OCD regional fire protection chief, recently told a luncheon meeting in San Francisco’s Palace Hotel that fire is a greater menace to Pacific Coast war production areas than any other hazard.

Marshal Stevens’ warning came after a West Coast inspection tour which carried him from the Canadian to the Mexican borders. He cited as main sources of danger the serious shortage of Fire Department personnel and the lack of modern equipment.

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