FINAL REPORT OF THE CONTINUING COMMITTEE OF THE PRESIDENT’S CONFERENCE ON FIRE PREVENTION

Title

FINAL REPORT OF THE CONTINUING COMMITTEE OF THE PRESIDENT’S CONFERENCE ON FIRE PREVENTION

Subject

1947 Truman Conference
Fire Prevention

Description

At the concluding session of the President’s Conference on Fire Prevention held last may, the appointment of a Continuing Committee was authorized to implement the Action Program of the Conference, and this is the report of that Committee.

It will be recalled that the Conference adopted as essential to the accomplishment of its objectives the universal acceptance by the highest officials of the States and Municipalities of their direct responsibility for fire safety and public support behind such officials in accomplishing the enactment and enforcement of adequate laws and ordinances for fire prevention and fire protection.

The truly remarkable progress made during the past year is best evidenced by the records of activities in furtherance of the recommendations of the Conference in each of the forty-eight States, as set forth in Appendix A, hereto attached. In thirty-four States the Governor has set up a State fire safety committee and there have been held in eighteen States, statewide conferences. Such conferences are set in five others for definite dates, and plans are well advanced in seven States, although no definite date has been fixed.

In these States varying programs for improvement in fire prevention and fire protection measures have been advanced and definite continuing programs are being undertaken to accomplish the results found most desirable by each State involved.

Never before in the history of the country has there been anything approaching such widespread activity by the States, nor even before have so many citizens been interested in these problems.

Creator

1947 Truman Conference

Source

http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/about/47report.shtm

Publisher

US Government Printing Office

Date

May 1948

Format

PDF, 28 pages

Files

Citation

1947 Truman Conference, “FINAL REPORT OF THE CONTINUING COMMITTEE OF THE PRESIDENT’S CONFERENCE ON FIRE PREVENTION ,” Fire Files Digital Library, accessed April 25, 2018, http://fire.omeka.net/items/show/28.