The Prevention Company.
The Croker National Fire Prevention Engineering Company. 562 fifth avenue, New York City, is a new corporation organized by former Chief Croker. of the New York fire department. Mr. Croker purposes to provide for owners and lessees of property a system under which an inspection can be made by trained experts, He expects to have 300 men connected with the bureau by the end of a year, for he believes that the idea is capable of development on many lines. The inspectors will be drawn from retired officers of the fire department. It is the plan of the new company to provide patrols who will take charge of theatres, hotels, apartment and tenement houses, asylums and institutions in which numbers of persons may be gathered for employment, worship or amusement. I here will also be a division assigned to private houses. Written reports will be made to owners and occupants, in which will be pointed out the dangers of lire from defective heating apparatus, electric light wiring and other conditions which have been the cause of fires. Large private estates are to he inspected along the same lines, and their employes organized into fire brigades and drilled for emergencies. The services of the organization will be at the disposal of any city or town that may he about to organize a municipal fire department, or where a reorganization may be found to be desirable.