Leadership

Tin-Clad Fire Shutters.

Issue 9 and Volume 49.

Tin-Clad Fire Shutters. Seldom are complaints heard of fire appliances or retardouts doing their work too well. But here is an instance which might be classed as exceptional. In a description of a recent fire in Lynn, Mass., S. Oliver Breed writes to the National Fire Protection Association that tinclad fire shutters in the property in question were responsible for increased damage. Mr. Breed says: “The P. B. Sherry building was a six-story brick structure with a driveway in front and area in the rear between the two sections. There were two elevators without traps and the doors were usually left open. There were cross partitions which obstructed light appearing. In the front, or Munroe street side, the windows were shuttered on the inside with tin-clad shutters fitting very closely and were well cared for. Very seldom have I seen one left open. The fire is supposed to have started…

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