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Friday, May 3, 2013

President's Fire Prevention Conference of 1947

This is a very interesting article about the fire prevention conference held by President Harry S. Truman in 1947. 

“The serious losses in life and property resulting
annually from fires cause me deep concern. I am
sure that such unnecessary waste can be reduced.
The substantial progress made in the science of fire
prevention and fire protection in this country during
the past forty years convinces me that the means are
available for limiting this unnecessary destruction.”

Harry S. Truman

This is an important article since the truths addressed then are still being addressed today.  There have indeed been advances in many areas to protect life, property and resources from the ravages of fire. However, the threat continues to be as real now as it was then as we have witnessed over the last few days.