Plan Fire Waste Reduction at Memphis
A series of conferences were held late last month at Memphis, Tenn., on the local fire waste question and the possible steps to be taken toward loss reduction. The Memphis fire loss has averaged over $8 per capita for the past five years. This puts the city on the list of places of which the fire waste council of the National Chamber of Commerce is making a special study. Chairman Franklin Wentworth of the field service committee has spent a week in the city going over the situation with the Mayor and Fire Commissioner Allen.
The Memphis Safety Council, of which C. M. Anderson is manager, plans to create at once an influential fire prevention division of which Col. Roane Waring has agreed to act as chairman and upon which, among other officials and citizens, Fire Chief Michael J. Fitzmorris will accept service. The organization is to be completed as soon as possible, and Mr. Wentworth has agreed to return to Memphis soon after the holidays to assist in laying out a plan of attack that the city administration is determined shall he effective in lowering the Memphis fire losses.