Starke Named Tuttles Aid 7/13/1928

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Sec-combe Sec- Rl-alto E TUTTLE'S IE Water Superintendent Will Act As Fire Dispatcher for Forestry Bureau At the request of Dr. J. N. Bay-Hs, chairman of the county board of forestry, the San Bernardino board of water commissioners has given William Starke, superintendent of the city water department, permission to act as forwarding agent and fire dispatcher for the board of forestry during major conflagrations In the area protected by the county. Mr. Starke, is recognized author ity on. the dispatching of crews, supplies and equipment to the fire lines. For many years he served In that capacity for the Federal forestry service. Forwarding of supplies, crews and equipment for the fighting of minor blazes in the county forest areas can be handled by County Forester R. M. Tuttle and his assistant, George Park. In the event of a big fire, however, it would be necessary to have a man remain In the forestry office In San Bernardino to direct the gathering of crews and equipment. The county controls 300,000 acres of brush and forest land outside the Federal area and prompt action is necessary In the fighting of flames in these areas if the flames are to be prevented from climbing into the main watersheds, most of which are under control of the Fed eral department of forestry. Mr. Tuttle has prepared a chart to be hung in his office that will simplify the dispatching of fire crews In the event of a serious blaze In the county area. All the fire zones, 12 in number, are shown on the chart as well as the names and locations of the fire agents, the men avialable for fight ing flames In each zone and the nearest place where supplies can be secured. NAMED

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  1. The San Bernardino County Sun,
  2. 13 Jul 1928, Fri,
  3. Page 13

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