Issue 24 and Volume 48.

FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING At a recent meeting of the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects a more stringent building code to cover the district between Vine and South streets and the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers was agitated. Heads of the fire, public safety and building and factory inspection departments were present, as were also officers of the National Fire Protection Association and other insurance organizations. Among the speakers were Herbert P. Onyx, a prominent and expert fire protection engineer; Henry Clay, director of the department of public safety; Chief Baxter, of the fire bureau, and John E. Codman. of the high pressure bureau. According to the Insurance Press. 1,775 firemen in seventy-six cities of the United States have thus far this year met with, injuries, disabling or fatal, and twenty-one have been killed. The report, however, does not cover more than nine months, and yet it is…

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