Fire

75 years ago.(Looking Back)(Brief Article)

SEPTEMBER 1928

* Under the title Fire Protection of Oil Properties Mr JC Fitzhenry, presented an article with regard to fire precautions and firefighting within oil installations. He noted that a review was conducted with regard to the last 1,000 fires in volatile liquids. It revealed that 771 were due to volatile spirits ie benzine, petroleum etc, 116 were caused by carelessness with matches, 54 by electrical sparks, the remainder being caused by other forms of ignition.

* The Lord Mayor of Birmingham, AH James, inspected Birmingham City Fire Brigade, accompanied by CFO AR Tozer and DCFO CW Tozer.

* At a recent meeting of Farnworth Council the Chairman paid tribute to CFO A Entwisle, Second Officer J Entwisle, and StnO W Whittaker for their brave conduct at a recent fire. …

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