Leadership

WITH THE EDITOR

Issue 6 and Volume 83.

WITH THE EDITOR School Fire Drills and Safety There can be no doubt that the general adoption of the fire drill in schools has done much to reduce the loss of life through panic when alarms of fire occur in such institutions. Accounts frequently appear in the daily press in which reference is made to the steadiness and coolness with which pupils, marshalled by their teachers, march out of a school building wherein a fire has been discovered. A notable case of such steadiness occurred recently in Brooklyn Borough, New York City, when a still explosion in a building opposite a public school broke practically every window in the building, and produced a situation which had all the elements of a bad panic. In spite of this, with the crash of the glass about them and the clang of the apparatus in their ears, the pupils marched out with admirable…

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