Unsafe Public Buildings

Issue 13 and Volume 55.

Unsafe Public Buildings Even fire department headquarters are not safe from dangerous fire hazards, as was shown in one Indiana city of 10,000 inhabitants recently, when the State fire marshal found the city fire department housed in such an unsafe building that he immediately ordered the structure razed. This is the second public building in the State to be razed under orders of the fire marshal. The fire marshal has found public buildings in many other Indiana cities to be in a very hazardous condition. In many court houses, he reports valuable public records filed in rooms that are a menace to public safety. Record and storage rooms in many city buildings have also been found to be in a similar condition. As a result of the inspections being made by the department, many hazards in court houses and city buildings are being ordered corrected. In some instances public buildings…

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