Providence and Vancouver Win Fire Prevention Awards
Providence, R. I., and Vancouver, B. C., have been named the 1962 Grand Award winning cities in the National Fire Protection Association’s annual Fire Prevention Contest. The awards, for which nearly 1,900 entrants from the United States and Canada competed, are based on year-round efforts to reduce fires and to educate the public in fire safety in the home and on the job.
Grand Award winners in the six other divisions of the contest were: Industry— Steel Division, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Mich.; Government—General Services Administration Region 2, New York, N. Y.; U. S. Army—Red River Army Depot, Tex.; U. S. Navy—Naval Station, Norfolk, Va.; U. S. Air Force— Ellsworth Air Force Base, S. D.; Department of National Defence, Canada— HMC Dockyard, Esquimalt, B. C.
U. S. cities ranking first in their population classes, in addition to Grand Award winning Providence, were: Baltimore, Md.; Norfolk, Va.; Portland, Me.; Bloomington, Ind.; Martinsville, Va.; and Mariemont, Ohio.
Canadian cities similarly honored, in addition to Grand Award winning Vancouver, were: Kitchener, Ont.; St. Thomas, Ont.; Kentville, N. S.; Manitouwadge, Ont.; and Terrace Bay, Ont.