Methods of Pittsburgh

Methods of Pittsburgh

The activities of the Fire Department of Pittsburgh, Pa., for the past year are contained in the annual report by Chief Nicholas S. Phelan.

For the first time in the history of the department, a complete test has been made of all pumping equipment.

A campaign was started to reduce the number of false alarms. Twenty persons were apprehended for sending in false alarms and all but three were convicted. The three who were discharged were too young to prosecute. About 21 per cent of the fire calls are false alarms. Fire losses were reduced from $2.25 per capita in 1936 to $0.81 for 1938.

Chief Brosnan On Way to Recovery The photograph reproduced above shows Chief D. W. Brosnan, Albany, Ga., Fire Department, shortly after he was injured by falling timber in a lumber fire in his city. He was rushed to a hospital and is reported to be on the way to recovery. Chief Brosnan served as President of the International Association of Fire Chiefs in 1937. Through his efforts in fire prevention, Albany received five awards from the National Fire Waste Council for best fire loss record.

Courtesy, Albany, Ga., Herald

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