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(From Safety Engineering, Vol. 26, No. 1, July 1913, page 62)

The late Captain W. H. Stratton, engineer, epigrammatist and leading figure in the world of fire fighting science during his time, while manager of the Factory Insurance Association of Hartford, said that the following attributes were necessary if a young man desired to be a successful inspector for fire insurance companies;

  • A man in perfect health.
  • A man who never worries.
  • A man who never rests.
  • An expert architect.
  • An expert construction engineer.
  • An expert fire protection engineer.
  • An expert in knowledge of manufacturing processes.
  • An expert chemist and an analyst of hazards and causes of fires.
  • An expert in ratings, also policy forms and conditions.
  • An expert loss adjuster.
  • A diplomat and a prize-fighter.

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