N.F.P.A. Inspection Manual
The National Fire Protection Association has published a new pocket-size Inspection Manual by Horatio Bond, Chief Engineer, which replaces the previous manuals issued under the title “Field Practice.” The new handy, condensed manual, like its predecessor, is for fire departments, property owners and inspection offices. Its brevity should appeal to the beginner in inspection work, but the experienced inspector also will find in the material contained in its 330 pages those references which he most frequently has occasion to consult.
The first inspection manual was published by the N. F. P. A. Committee on Field Practices in 1914 and called “Field Practice.” It was revised in 1922 and 1929 and found wide acceptance. The present edition contains some 37 chapters on all pertinent subjects dealing with present-day inspection in addition to other helpful information and a convenient index. The N. F. P. A. Committee on Fire Inspection includes: Arthur G. Smith, Chief Engineer, Travelers Fire Insurance Company, Chairman; A. L. Brown, Chief Engineer Factory Mutual Engineering Division; Edward W. Hall, Fire Marshal, Detroit Fire Department; R. J. Douglas, Associate Professor of Fire Protection, Oklahoma A & M College; Wm. G. Hayne, Superintendent, Bureau of Fire Prevention and Water Supply, New York Board of Fire Underwriters, and R. D. MacDaniel, VicePresident, Grain Dealers National Mutual Fire Insurance Company.
The new manual is plentifully illustrated with photographs, diagrams and charts for the further convenience of the inspector. Copies may be obtained from the National Fire Protection Association, 60 Batterymarch St., Boston Mass.