Providence and Calgary Win Top Awards in NFPA Contest
The grand award winners among municipal fire departments in the National Fire Protection Association 1968 fire prevention contest are Providence, R. I., and Calgary, Alberta, for the United States and Canada, respectively. There were nearly 1,700 entrants in the contest, which is based on year-round community efforts to reduce fire incidence and educate the public in fire prevention practices.
Grand award winners in other divisions were as follows: industry—Maitland Works, Du Pont of Canada, Ltd., Maitland, Ontario; government—U. S. Post Office, Newark, N. J.; U. S. Army— Fort Ord, Calif.; U. S. Navy—Consolidated Fire Department, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; U. S. Air Force—Patrick Air Force Base, Fla.; Department of National Defence, Canada—Canadian Forces Base, Cornwallis, Nova Scotia.
The U. S. cities that received award of merit plaques for being first in their population classes were Philadelphia; Louisville, Ky.; Manchester, N. H.; Campbell, Calif.; North Bend, Ore.; and Evendale, Ohio.
Canadian cities that won the same honor were Oakville, Eastview, Manitouadge, and Russell Area No. 2, all in Ontario, and Malartic, Quebec.