Inspector McDevitt’s Report.

Issue 2 and Volume 1893 14.

Inspector McDevitt’s Report. Inspector William McDevitt, of the Philadelphia Fire Insurance Patrol and the Fire Underwriters Association, who has recently returned from a visit to London and Paris and other principal foreign cities, whither he was sent by the electrical interests of Philadelphia, to ascertain the extent to which electricity is used for lighting and power, and the results obtained from such use as compared with the system adopted in this country, and also the methods of such use in ordinary buildings, the safeguards from and precautions taken against fires, as well as the means adopted for the protection of the public in theatres and hotels, and the efficiency of the fire department has made an informal report of his investigations. Of the matters of particular interest to firemen he says : Nearly all of the theatres in the two cities have introduced electric lighting, some having their own plants.…

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