FIRE PREVENTION A LIVE TOPIC AT BETHLEHEM, PA.
What promises to be a very effective fire prevention campaign was inaugurated this week at Bethlehem, Pa. Through the efforts of William M. Goodwin, of Hildenberger & Goodwin, local insurance agents, the Chamber of Commerce took the subject up and asked the National Board to send T. Alfred Fleming, its supervisor of conservation, to visit the city and suggest the most effective ways of improving its condition.
Mr. Fleming addressed all the teachers and pupils in the public schools above the sixth grade, Superintendent of Education James M. Nuir giving up the day to accompany him to the various schools. The same evening Mr. Fleming addressed the Chamber of Commerce and the South Side Business Association in a joint session which was attended by the leading business men of the city. Later he held conferences with a number of bankers and business men.
It was decided that the Chamber of Commerce will organize within its own body a division to take charge of a movement for the permanent improvement of the city from an engineering standpoint and to emphasize the teaching of fire prevention in the schools.
Mr. Fleming plans to address citizens of Manchester, N. H., in connection with a fire prevention campaign which has been started through the efforts of the New Hampshire Fire Insurance Company. Also he will address the Rotary) Club at Fitchburg, Mass., and from there he will go to the meeting of the Michigan Manufacturers’ Association at Detroit, in which fire prevention interest has been worked up by members who took a leading part in the campaign at Flint and Muskegon. Mr. Fleming will address the North Carolina Association of Insurance Agents in annual convention at Greensboro and he will speak before the Credit Men’s Association of Hartford, Conn.