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GAS CUT-OFF ORDINANCE PASSED BY NEW YORK ALDERMEN

Issue 4 and Volume 73.

GAS CUT-OFF ORDINANCE PASSED BY NEW YORK ALDERMEN Measure Suggested by Fire Chief Kenlon to Preserve the Lives of His Firemen Goes to Mayor Hylan for His Signature AN ordinance was passed by the New York City board of aldermen on January 18, which provides that all buildings in New York City, except those five stories or less in height which are used exclusively for dwelling purposes, must be equipped with an automatic cut-off valve for shutting off the flow of gas in case of a fire. This measure was largely due to the suggestions of Chief John Kenlon, of the fire department on the ground that it is needed to preserve the lives of the firemen who are compelled to enter gas filled buildings and rooms. The cut-off would avoid this danger by automatically shutting off the gas supply in case of the meter connections being melted by the…

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