Leicester Promotes Better Maintenance

Leicester Promotes Better Maintenance

The Leicester Fire Department, Leicester, Eng., has from experience found the fire-fighting equipment in many premises throughout the city to be maintained in poor condition. In many instances, says Chief Officer E. McKinnell, equipment installed over 20 years ago has received no attention whatever, with the result that when fires occur the apparatus does not operate satisfactorily, if indeed it functions at all.

In an effort to correct this drawback, and following its policy to do everything possible to reduce the damage by fire to the absolute minimum, the Fire Department has issued a fire prevention booklet, which it has distributed to factories, all departments of the Corporation, garages, places of public entertainment, etc.

The booklet, entitled “Where’s the Fire—My Place?”, measures 4 x 6 1/2 inches, is 16 pages and cover, well edited, and attractively printed. It gives data on different types of fires, tells how to turn in fire alarms, and describes the different kinds of extinguishers, and offers suggestions for operation and upkeep.

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