FIRE PREVENTION MEASURE AT COLUMBUS.
The value of clean-up campaigns as a fire prevention measure was again recently demonstrated in Columbus, O., where in one week over two thousand inspections were made, resulting in over seven hundred orders being issued, these orders ranging all the way from cleaning up rubbish to the removal of buildings. The Fire and Health departments, a large number of the Fire Marshals force, the underwriters and a local committee all participated in the campaign. While the number of inspections and the number of resultant orders speak well for the campaign, the fact that not one appeal was taken from the orders serves as an indication that not only was the work well directed and well conducted but that the citizens of Columbus realized the value of the campaign to the community. This realization of the advantage to all concerned is becoming more and more general and, as seen in the case of Columbus, is of even more substantial use than giving encouragement to those actively engaged in this fire prevention work. It actually helps the carrying on and carrying out of the work. The results of the campaign in Columbus while not unique afford the latest instance of the effectiveness of the work.