Brick and Clay Record; A Semi-Monthly Record of the World's Progress in Clayworking... Volume 42

Brick and Clay Record; A Semi-Monthly Record of the World's Progress in Clayworking... Volume 42

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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. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...those of the United States. Second, the difference in the regulations governing hazards and hazardous materials and conditions, and in the enforcement of such regulations. Third, the difference in the construction of buildings. Over half of our fires are due to plain carelessness, and the feeling that so much waste is inevitable. It is simply a part and parcel of our present day American extravagance. It is being thundered from hundreds of pulpits each Sunday, and magazines are full of it, but it is difficult to see that any appreciable dent is being made in this evil. Now, I don't want to pose as saying that all fires are due to carelessness, and I am willing to admit with the best of you--and with the worst of you--that some fire waste is inevitable, but I also agree with that old maid who said, "Some things are inevitable, but sidewhiskers are a. man's own fault." Now, part of the fire waste is inevitable, I will grant you that, but over half of it could be prevented, if we would only wake up as individuals to what it means, and yet we let it grow to despoil the landscape just like these whiskers. "What is everybody's business is nobody's business." This might well be hung as an epitaph over the failures that have marked fire protection and prevention efforts in the past. It is the trouble with the fire prevention movement of today. The property owner does not properly protect his risk because he thinks he pays the insurance company to do it, the insurance company is not so greatly interested as a business proposition because it is ready to charge for whatever hazard exists; the city and state officials too often feel that fire protection is a. private business matter with the responsibility divided more

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  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 27mm | 930g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236990943
  • 9781236990945