Safety Maintenance & Production Volume 9

Safety Maintenance & Production Volume 9

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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: ... conditions which favor a conflagration. Fires frequently destroy several buildings, blocks of buildings in some instances, because there is no menus of checking them. Thus a community.suffers for lack of a little foresight. A serious lire may cast a small town its very existence, owing to the diversion of business to some other place whose citizens have taken the precaution to prevent a similar calamity. Among the things needed to safeguard a municipality from the ravages of fire are building laws and fire limits, a fire alarm telegraph system, fire hydrants covering every section supplied through large water pipes by gravity pressure from a reservoir or by a pumping system, a good supply of modern fire-fighting apparatus, and a well-organized force of firemen under a competent chief. The accompanying additional reports have been received from chiefs of different cities for the past year: TORONTO. Chief Thompson reports 771 alarms in the year 190-1 as against 867 in 1903, the total loss for last year being estimated at $10,500,000. This amount includes the conflagration of April 19. Deducting that fire, the year's loss is placed at $273,690, the largest in 5 years. New equipment during the year included the reconstruction of Aerial Truck I., a new truck for H. and L. 1, a new wagon for Hose 1, a new wagon for Hose 13 and the rebuilding of two Are engines. Work is also well under way for the new building for Hose 4. In addition, plans have been prepared and sanctioned by the ratepayers for $700,000 worth of improvements and innovations. BOSTON. The Boston Protective Department reports a total loss of $2,440,731 for the year 1904, which is said to exceed the average for the past 10 years. This was due to several large fires. The more

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  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 422g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236766598
  • 9781236766595