Fire

75 years ago.(Looking Back)

AUGUST 1929

* Under the heading "why Fire Losses Continue to Soar", Chief H Johnson MIFireE of West Ham Fire Brigade contributes his opinions. Mr Johnson advocates a change in attitude by both the public and the Fire Service. He points to the change he has noted within the Fire Service over recent years: "the modern fire officer and the progressive fireman are no longer just diffusers of water. Firefighting today calls for a knowledge of hydraulics, engineering, chemistry, building design and many other disciplines. In addition the modern fire chief must be a strategist, a tactician and a disciplinarian".

* Southend Fire Brigade now has two complete crews standing watch throughout the night. …

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