WESTERN OFFICE FOR ARSON COMMITTEE
The National Board of Fire Underwriters with a view to expediting and facilitating the work of its Committee on Incendiarism and Arson in the Central Western States, has established a Western office of the committee in Room 409, McKinlock Building, 209 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago. The Engineers of the Board’s Committee on Fire Prevention and Engineering Standards are in the same offices.
For some time, the National Board’s special agents have been operating in the Middle Western States, and during the past two months they have made investigations in Nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Indiana, as many as three agents being engaged in these States at one time. It is believed that the new arrangement will give more prompt service to the Board’s membership on incendiarism and arson matters, and enable its committee to keep a little closer to the field than has been possible in the past.
The Western office will be a part of the general office of the Board in New York, and be under the same general direction, the Western members of the Arson Committee acting as advisors for the field representatives. One of Board’s spedial agents, Harry Moss, has been transferred to Chicago, and will be in the office, or closely in touch with it, the greater part of the time. The new office will afford a better service in the field in which it will operate, which will include all the Middle Western States with the exception of a small section around Chicago, which is being handled by a different system.