June 3, 1970
Refreshment Committee: Gerard Kax, Moon Lee, Ken Loomis, Robert Lovely and Howard Lovely.
Absent last meeting: Bob Erickson, Jim Grigsby, Pop McClintock and Mike Polka. Excused were: Dave Crosswhite, John Root and Ross Turner.
We are going to need all the help we can get to handle the operations on saturday. The Sirens, as always, are going to help. We just couldn't get along without them.
Thanks to Chuck McTeer and the Union Oil Co. The company donated 1000 gallons of fuel and Chuck hauled it from Chico. Jim Johnson will see that we get a like amount if he has to deliver it and argue with the Standard Oil Co. later. Trinity Gas has dug a ditch to bury the L.P.G. line and is donating fuel. Tri-County has also offered fuel. The Trinity High School is loaning a P. A. system.
In a recent memorandum from George H. Proper, Jr., Director of the State of New York Divison of Fire Safety, the following dangerous condition was pointed out. "... This is to advise that some TV sales and service stores have taken to installing thier own electric protection systems." The device, prepared by making up a grid, is energized by connection to high voltage transformers taken from TV sets. These installations can produce a real jolt, if not electrocution, to those attempting entry.
While the device is intended for unauthorized entry, it will obviously have the same effect upon fire fighters who might come into contact with the grid.
Fire Deaths were down in 1969, 12,100 lives lost, population increase of 2,000,000. Property destroyed by fire was $2,415,000,000, an increase of $260,000,000 over 1968. The worst loss of life fires in 1969 occurred in transportation, ships and aircraft. The worst loss of property was the Atomic Energy Commissions plant $45,000,000. Operated by Dow Chemical Company, at Golden, Colorado, and Stop and Shop Inc., grocery warehouse in Boston, $15,000,000, and a group of mill buildings in Webster, Massachusetts, $10,000,000.
Don't forget the gas and oil fire school, June 12,13.
Drill tonight will be preplan and visit to elementary school.
June 10 -- recheck and test run through school props.
June 17 -- critique of gas and oil fire school.
There has been more interest in this school than in the previous years and if that is an indication of attendance, it will be larger. It looks as if Santa Clara will be the largest attender.
HAP MILLER, Editor