Watering Place Fire Protection.

Issue 24 and Volume 1878 1.

Watering Place Fire Protection. The season is near at hand when the great cities will be pouring forth their crowds of people to spend the hot season at the summer resorts, by the sea coast or among the mountains. It behooves every man who locates his family in these great caravansaries, usually crowded with women and children, to see that at least the hotel he patronizes is reasonably provided with the means for extinguishing fire and for saving life. As a rule, summer hotels are large, rambling wood structures, made of the flimsiest and most inflammable material, which would burn like so many tinder-boxes should a fire once get started in them. They are exposed to the carelessness not only of the usual army of irresponsible hotel servants, but also to the recklessness of thousands of transient guests. Occupants of upper floors are dependent upon one, or at most two…

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