Sleeping Quarters Over Garages

Issue 26 and Volume 74.

Sleeping Quarters Over Garages There can be only one opinion as to the matter of allowing sleeping quarters over public garages, filling stations and other places where large quantities of gasoline and oil are stored or sold; that is, the absolute prohibition of such practices. The concrete examples of loss of life and injury by fire arising from the fact that persons heavy with sleep have been trapped in their living rooms above garages, are too numerous to require any further proof of the hazard connected with this practice. This being true, the question that is first in the mind of the fire chief is how to control and eliminate this evil. The paper by Chief McNarrey and the discussion of it by members of the International Association of Fire Engineers appearing in this issue will, no doubt, provide many important suggestions for chiefs who are struggling with the evil.…

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