War Industries Inspection Work
The inspection work of the fire prevention section of the War Industries Board includes 1,121 plants inspected, showing the following efficiency: Good, no action required, 868; fair, 93; poor, 90, and bad, 70. Status of improvements recommended in plants inspected is reported as shown in tabular form below. A plant may consist of from one to fifty buildings. Improvements of different character are often in one plant.
Fire Appliances.—This section acts as a commodity section on Fire Appliances, advising on applications for priorities and clearances, and in co-operation with the Bureau of Standards acts upon Standards for fire extinguishers, fire retardants, and electrical fittings. B. M. Baruch is chairman of the Board.