Leadership

International Association of Fire Engineers.

Issue 11 and Volume 22.

International Association of Fire Engineers. (Concluded.) CONTINUATION OF DISCUSSION ON HIGH BUILDINGS. Chief Webber did not think much had been accomplished in the way of practical results. Standpipes for high buildings had been tried in Boston; but the matter had not progressed. He spoke of the difficulties met with on the part of architects and landlords in the way of adapting the plans of a sky scraper for the extinguishment of fires, and on the part of the legislature in the same direction. Former Chief Damrell insisted that the architects must first be reached. The latter profess willingness to do what is required of them ; but claim that their clients must be worked up to the point—to sustain which there is not sufficent public opinion. The association must create that public opinion; must mould it by uniting men and getting them into sympathy with its objects. The conventions of…

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