Leadership

NOTES FROM SOUTH AFRICA.

Issue 16 and Volume 38.

NOTES FROM SOUTH AFRICA. Correspondence of FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING. In South Africa the chief matter of interest to firemen is the new central fire station at Durban, Natal. It is nearly the largest in South Africa, and was opened more than a year ago. It forms one of the principal landmarks in that city and from an architectural point of view one of its most imposing structures. While not sacrificing anything to mere ornament, the architect, always keeping in mind the uses to which the building was to be put, designed a structure that should satisfy both the utilitarian and the artistic spirit, and at the same time be in every way up to date. In it electricity is made use of wherever possible, so as to save time in getting out. Electrical apparatus causes the doors to swing back open; an electric alarm waxes the firemen and calls…

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