Leadership

HOW BALTIMORE WAS SAVED

Issue 24 and Volume 35.

HOW BALTIMORE WAS SAVED Water and Fire Service During the Great Fire. In a paper read during the present week before the convention of the American Water Works association at St. Louis, Alfred M. Quick, water engineer, of Baltimore, gave some interesting details as to how that city was saved from destruction by both the water and the fire service. In the course of the paper the writer took up three points: 1.—As to the adequacy of any water service to cope successfully with any such emergency. 2.—As to the effectiveness of private fire service fixtures in protecting property. 3.—As to the possibility of the waste from broken water pipes in buildings destroyed by fire temporarily crippling the water system. In so doing, he gave a description of the waterworks system of Baltimore, of the origin and course of the fire, and of the water service during the fire. The…

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