Architecture and Fire Prevention

Issue 15 and Volume 80.

Architecture and Fire Prevention Eliminate the Cause, and There Can he No Big Fires Building Codes and Building Construction of Paramount Importance THE solution to the problem of reducing the fire losses in this country does not lie alone in the education of the masses, as a good many are lead to believe, but also rests in the introduction into building codes of the various cities, provisions for protection of vertical and horizontal openings of structures. There is a certain characteristic of a people that cannot be made over, and it is useless on the part of educational reformers to try and attempt it. Education and tidy housekeeping methods are constantly being urged as a means of reducing the amount of property consumed by fire. Dare 1 walk into your home and tell your wife that she is careless and untidy in her domestic duties! The New England housewife and…

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