Fire Protection at the World’s Fair.

Issue 20 and Volume 1893 13.

Fire Protection at the World’s Fair. Every precaution possible to prevent fire has been taken. A complete fire department has been established on the grounds, and has been Increased from time to time as seemed necessary. The fire alarm system covers every section of the grounds, and alarm boxes are near together in the locations where fire would cause the most danger. Altogether there are some 150 alarm boxes within the Exposition grounds, and thirteen in the Midway Plaisance. Hydrants are in great abundance both within the buildings and in the grounds. Thus, in the Manufacturers and Liberal Arts building there are eighteen hydrants, ten in the Horticultural building, ten in the Palace of Mechanic Arts, eight in the Art Gallery, eight in the Transportation building and two or more in all the other buildings. Each building, except the Art Gallery, has a stand-pipe rising to the roof, at intervals…

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