Issue 3 and Volume 61.

SCHOOL FIRE PROTECTION. One would imagine that all the school buildings in New York City were doomed to early destruction by fire if the reports of inspectors and experts published in the daily press were to be seriously considered. The fact is that their are many pessimists abroad who look upon the present fire protection equipment of some of the school buildings as so bad that danger lurks in every corner of them and that unless certain improvements are made at once the loss of life is likely to be appaling. No doubt these people are well disposed, but the reports they make are more likely to cause fear and anxiety to the parents of the children who attend them than is necessary, and on that account should not obtain publicity. There really is less occasion for fire in schools than in the crowded apartments of which New York City…

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