The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science Volume 26

The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science Volume 26

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...having a considerable amount of complex devices and apparatus for the notification and extinguishment of fire--require to have such systems maintained at all times. To see that this is done the property owner has an organized systern of inspection, which in turn is checked up by the less frequent but more thorough insurance inspections. The inspection of risks, not long since given over to the inexperienced, is now assuming almost the position of a profession. Graduates of technical schools in large numbers are obtaining remunerative employment in this occupation, and the general character of the work is being advanced. Salvages. In event of a fire occurring it is clearly desirable to save as much of the value as possible. To this end sub--division of risks, tight floors, smoke ventilation of buildings, drainage of floors and basements and coverings for stock are provided; in addition to which salvage corps are maintained in most cities, who devote themselves to this work. Exposure and Conflagration-. Exposure from an immediately located building represents an entirely different condition from a conflagration district exposure. Confiagrations must, however, be prevented largely through reduction of the immediate exposure hazard. It was noted above that a large quantity of combustibles in any one risk, if it become afire at one time, may likely exceed the capacity of the public and private fire fighting facilities. Such being the case it is beyond control in the one risk. The fire will then in time, except with a fireproof building, burn out the fioors and roofs, allowing them to fall to the ground, togetl1cr with such contents as at that time are unburned. This is likely to cause a great wave of heat and a shower of brands to extend to...show more

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  • Paperback | 284 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 513g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236789628
  • 9781236789624