Fire Prevention in Movies at State Fair
Visitors to the state fair at Indianapolis, Ind., this year will be treated to an unusual exhibition. The state fire marshal has had space set off in the old Art Hall where he will throw a free moving picture show. “The Fire Demon.” one of the fire prevention films to be run, pictures such fire hazards as the defective flue, the rubbish-filled basement, the over-heated electric iron, and tells in a most effective way how these and many other hazards can be corrected. Other interesting films will be run. It will show why it is dangerous to permit accumulations of rubbish, waste paper and oily rags; why kerosene and gasoline should be handled with the greatest care: why matches should be kept out of reach of children—in short, it will show how. by the application of rules of caution, 75 per cent, of our fires can be prevented. In addition to moving pictures, the state fire marshal will also exhibit at the state fair various kinds of fire prevention appliances, including chemical extinguishers, safety cans, waste cans, and many other devices; also different types of non-inflammable roofing and fireproof building materials.