Leadership

THOROUGH INSPECTION OF BUILDINGS NECESSARY TO SAVE FIRE LOSS.

Issue 5 and Volume 37.

THOROUGH INSPECTION OF BUILDINGS NECESSARY TO SAVE FIRE LOSS. In a communication to a Massachusetts paper, Edward Atkinson, of Boston, president of the Factories Mutual Assurance association, expresses his views on the necessary inspection of buildings to prevent fire loss. He says: I observe with interest the issue which has been raised in your city, “whether city buildings should be insured or not.” That is a relatively unimportant question. The true question for your city and for every other city is, “shall loss by tire of life and of property be prevented in city buildings or not.” This phase of the question has been almos’ wholly neglected. In consequence of this neglect you will observe by reference to page 9 of our report on the protection of theatres, in the year 1902, 268 theatres, opera houses, public dancing halls and public halls were partially or totally destroyed by fire, being…

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