The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 8, 1946 · Page 15
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 15

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Tuesday, October 8, 1946
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MfiSBAY, OCT. 8, 1040 VP PER DBS • AfftfflfcS, ALGONA, IOWA -PAGE SEVEN • m. i A MESSAGE FROM THE FIRE CHIEF OF ALGONA TO THE PEOPLE OF THIS COMMUNITY: This i»Fire Prevention Week in all communities. Have you ever given a thought to the fact that a fire might break out in your home or place of business? Why not spend a few minutes of your timethis. week—as Americans .every where -and look- around ypiir premises? «^ , ^ Here are a few things you might ask yourself. Is the chimney in good condition? Are the shingles on the house old 1 and curled up? If so, sparks from the chimney can easily ignite them. This has been the cause of a good many fires in our city. Are the ashes or clinkers from your heating plant placed in a metal container? Does the furnace or heating stove need repairing or cleaning? Are matches placed out of reach of small childrren? Smoking is another cause of heavy fire losses. Be careful where you throw your lighted cigarettes. Smoking in bed is oner of'the most frequent causes of fire deaths. •' Do not let rubbish, cardboard boxes or other combustible material accumulate around the furnace. Rubbish invites fire, dispose of it. Do not use naptha or gasoline for cleaning or scrubbing in- your home. The vapors are highly explosive and easily ignited. Dp not pour kerosene or gasoline on hot coals in your stove or furnace. , , .• •'<•. ,;'.',- When building a bonfire, be sure you are at least 25-feet from any building and do not burn on a windy day, Put out fire at night, for «a as Does your electric wiring need repairing? Are the electric cords worn or frayed? If so, you need the services of an electrician. Electric cords tinder carpets and rugs are considered a fire hazard. Oil mops, polishing cloths, paint-soaked rags cdn be ignited spontaneously and should not be stored in small closets. ' "S. ' Due to lack of material for repairing and over- 4 crowded living conditions, the danger of fire has greatly increased. Therefore, each and every one of us must be on guard to avoid loss of life and property by fire. In reporting a fire, call 85. Be sure that you give the telephone operator the correct location or street address and name. This is of great importance to the Fire Department. We want to know exactly where to gp, as seconds count in answering a fire alarm. / Let's make this week a clean-up and check-up week, It may well prevent a serious loss to you. . v IRA KOHL Chief of Fire Department Algona, Iowa In Case Of Fire PHONE 85 Give Location of Fire and Name Clearly to Operator Let's Cut This List Down! • ., ^ Made by Algona Fire Dept. * ijan. 1, 1946 to Date RECORD OF CALLS Jani 20— Roof Fire Jan. 26— Roof Fire Feb. 10— Tenant House Feb. 11 — Refrigerator Motor bfe II— Basement Fire it 18— Attic Fire March 3— Barn (Total Loss) Apt;; 12— Bed on Fire Apr; 28— Machine Shed Apr. 29 — Clothing on Fire May 12— Roof on Fire May 13— City Dump May 21 — Basement Fire May 30— Car Fire June 3— Fire • June 6- — Warehouse June 12--Storage Tank July 2--Car Fire July 6 — Car Fire July 7— Motor on Fire July 24— Oil Burner July 24— Gas Tank oh Fire July 24— Wagon ori'Fjre Aug. 4 — -Coal on Fire Aug. ;15-i-Car Fire Aug. 18—Chim.ney Fire Aug. IS^Cabin on Fire Aug. 2&— Shack Fire Sept, 9— OU Burner Of Since T 939 (Answered b£ Algona Fire Department) Prepared by Craig Virison, Sec'y- YEAR 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 JAN 3 10 3 5 2 8 8 2 1 FEE IMAR |APR I 6 | 5 | 8 1 2 | 4 | 6 ! 4 1 4 i 1 1 3 | 3 | 3 1 3 I 4 i 8 1 8 !_ 5 __LJ 1 2 ! 5 I 2 1 4, | 1 h'3 • |MAY| 3 I 4 I 3 1 2 1 3 1 3 1 4 1 5 | •JW : | 4 1 4 1 1 1 5 ! •3.| 3 1 1 1 •3" I 3 , 0 3 . 2 •*","' !'• 0 . 6-f' "... 5 " 2 4 2 '7.1 , 1 1 •' 5 1 1 SEP | 1 6 ! ! 3 i 1 2 | 1 0 | 1 0 | 1 0 | 1 4 .1 1 1 1 OGT[ 5 1 1 1 0 1 7 ! 4 1 ?• 1 8 1 _J NO V| 3 1 3 1 2 1 2 1 7- 1 t 1 4' 1 • 1 DECI 8' 1 5 ! 2. 1 4 1 6 ! 5... I 9 I _1 Totr 59 44.! 29 38' ; 42; -45' 48* Things Every Home, Business or Farm Owner Should Always Remember. Do AH You Can to Prevent Fir&— Eliminate Fire H«z« - ' '•.„*.••"'- -. >'".- .''-,'• •!' • • .." * '' ' . "••'.....!.;: •'!•/,' ': , ards on Your Property ' In Case of Fire, Notify the Fire Department at OtKe t (Phone 85) • * • _ ^ --..-•.,' • . " . . ~ Have Adequate Fire Insurance at All Times This Page is Published in the Public Interest by the Folio wing Algona Insurance Firms: KOSSUTH COUNTY MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION, D* D. Parson, DRUGGISTS MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY OF •ALGONA TNSURANCE AGENCY ^^^^^y^t&^-^M^^^^^^^^M ^^^^^^^^-^

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