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AUTOMATIC FIRE ALARM PROTECTS CENTURY OF PROGRESS EXPOSITION

Issue 11 and Volume 86.

AUTOMATIC FIRE ALARM PROTECTS CENTURY OF PROGRESS EXPOSITION Number of Fires Reported by Private Protection System Before Alarm Was Turned in at the Manually Operated Fire Alarm Stations WHEN there is a big fire, that’s news. But when there isn’t a big fire, that’s important. It is important that there has not been one serious fire at the Century of Progress Exposition in Chicago. That is no accident. It is an achievement. The excellent fire record of the Fair shows what a combination of efficient fire alarm equipment and a well organized Fire Departmnt can accomplish. On the other hand, what can happen at an exposition is exemplified by the disastrous fire that occurred at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893 in which twelve men lost their lives, and property damage amounted to more than a quarter of a million dollars. It is not well known that the Century…

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