Reports on Cities Volume 1-10

Reports on Cities Volume 1-10

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...of the system is reported to be somewhat lax, owing to its limited application, it is said that but little trouble has been experienced. WATCH SERvIcEs.---The American District Telegraph Company has recently organized a watch service in connection with its Pittsburgh office, Its Allegheny circuit serves four subscribers with 37 boxes, including four manual fire alarm boxes, which are different from those operated by the night watch. The circuit, which is normally closed, runs underground in the downtown districts of Allegheny and Pittsburgh, and elsewhere overhead. Alarms are self-recording in the Pittsburgh ofiice of the Company, whence they are forwarded nianually to the Fire Alarm Headquarters at Allegheny. They are sent out to Engine Houses as regular alarms. Men are employed for runners and are sent to subscribers' premises whenever the watchman's box signal is more than fifteen minutes over-due. PRIVATE FIRE APPARA'I'Us.--Several Corporations have hydrants and hose on their premises, but their appliances are intended exclusively for their own protection. OUTSIDE AIri.--Pittsburgh, with 28 Steamer Companies, can furnish aid at a few minutes' notice. The suction connections are interchangeable. SALVAGE CoRPs.--None. N 0 covers are carried by the Fire Department. FIRE MARSHAL.--Th Fire Marshal of Allegheny County (including Pittsburgh, Allegheny, McKeesport, etc.) is appointed annually by the Court of Common Pleas under ordinances which appear to give him a.mple authority to investigate all fires, and to commit to trial any one suspected of incendiarism. Salary, $10.00 per annum. The present incumbent, Mr. W. D. McGill, is also Secretary of the Board of Fire Underwriters of Allegheny County. His office employs a...show more

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  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 367g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123679852X
  • 9781236798527