ACTION PROGRAM

Title

ACTION PROGRAM

Subject

Fire prevention
Public Education
Fire service training
Codes
Legislation
Fire Protection

Description

The Action Program adopted by the President’s Conference on Fire Prevention is recommended as a means of reducing fires which during the last decade have resulted in an estimated 10,000 deaths each year.

The fire toll has been rising since 1934. In 1946, we experienced the most destructive year in our recent history with a property loss of $561,487,000, an increase of 23 percent over 1945. This large, unnecessary waste of lives and property can be reduced by an all-out Nation wide effort.

I believe the keys to the fire prevention problem are Education, Enforcement, and Engineering. We need widespread education in methods of fire prevention and control, more adequate laws and their rigid enforcement and better engineering to make buildings fire resistant.

The program outlined in this report has consolidated all of these features as developed by the six committees of the Conference. It should, therefore, serve as the basis for an effort in fire prevention which it is hoped will be confirmed with ever increasing activity throughout every state, city and town. Only by this means can we reduce this mounting toll of lives and economic waste.

Creator

1947 Truman Conference

Source

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

Publisher

US Government Printing Office

Date

1947

Format

PDf, 16 pages

Files

Citation

1947 Truman Conference, “ACTION PROGRAM,” Fire Files Digital Library, accessed July 20, 2018, https://fire.omeka.net/items/show/26.