Leadership

NEW YORK FIRE DEPARTMENT HAS DIFFICULT GARAGE FIRE

Issue 22 and Volume 83.

NEW YORK FIRE DEPARTMENT HAS DIFFICULT GARAGE FIRE Concrete Floor Made It Hard to Reach Seat of Flames—Many Men Overcome By Large Volume of Fumes—Call Sent for Dr. Archer TEN fire fighters were seriously affected, one of them almost fatally, in an eight-hour effort to reach and conquer an insignificant fire in the sub-cellar of a garage in East 92nd Street, New York City, on October 15. The incident is important and serious because of the fire prevention lesson it contains, both from the standpoint of building construction, garage plant maintenance and the human equation. At this time a year ago, a new seven-story garage with space for 660 automobiles was erected on the site of the dismantled Ringler Brewery in the middle of the block between Second and Third Avenues and extending north to 91st Street. The brewery interests leased the real estate for twenty years to the 92nd…

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