Edward Thompson, Fire Commissioner

Sunday, May 12, 1963

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

From card catalog: Seymour Siegel interviews Edward Thompson, Commissioner, Fire Department.

Siegel and Thompson talk about fire education in the city and neighborhoods most at risk for fires. The kitchen is the most common location for house fires. Thompson explains his background in city services. Laws for enforcing fire prevention. Brush fire patrols. Children setting fires. Fires for camping, Boy Scouts. Details regarding the fleet. False alarms, fatalities at fires. Causes of fires. Safety tips.

Directed by Paul Polumbo.

Transfer sheet lists origin as WNYC-TV.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 70353
Municipal archives id: T375


Paul Polumbo, Seymour N. Siegel and Edward Thompson


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Seymour N. Siegel interviews New York City officials about municipal issues.

City Close Up (1963-1964) offers a more personal context for sweeping issues like urban planning, political campaigns, public safety, and civil rights.  With a strong focus on the function of government, these citizen-centric interviews include both commentary and information. 


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