Leadership

A Practical School Fire Escape.

Issue 15 and Volume 43.

A Practical School Fire Escape. The John Morse public school, Saginaw, Mich., a two-story building, with two stairways and four exits, can be cleared of its 600 children in forty seconds without either undue haste or disorder—so well are the children drilled. It may. therefore, be written off as perfectly safe in case of fire or any other emergency. To take away all fear of panic or the children and teachers being cut off from getting out by the stairways or any of the exits, it is more than likely that one or more of the Wcnig fire-escapes mav be provided. This device is a chute made of asbestos cloth, and when trial was recently made of its capabilities in presence of three members of the board of education and others, it was attached to one of the windows of the school belfry at a height of 54 ft. from…

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