Church Fire Drill

Issue 25 and Volume 55.

Church Fire Drill There was a church fire drill during service for the first time anywhere, so far as known, at Boston last Sunday morning. At the 9 o’clock mass at St. Peter’s Church. Dorchester district, the pastor instructed the 1,200 men, women and children present how to leave the church in case of fire. At a sign from their pastor the parishioners all left the church in two and one-half minutes. I lie congregation was divided into five groups, each group taking a separate exit. The pastor’s instructions were “Walk lively, but don’t crowd. Waste no time, but do not run.” In explaining the purpose Of the drill, the pastor said: “Fire drills in our schools have proved to be necessary and satisfactory. There is no reason why they should not be just as necessary in our churches and other public buildings.” The public safety commissioner of Cambridge, Mass.,…

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