Westchester Chiefs Consider Church and Garage Fires

Issue 1 and Volume 90.

Westchester Chiefs Consider Church and Garage Fires Interesting discussions on the handling of fires in garages and in churches were features of the regular meeting of the Fire Chiefs Emergency Plan, which was held at the Katonah, N. Y., firehouse on the evening of Wednesday, December 16. There was an attendance of 54 Chiefs and other Fire Department officials. The members were welcomed by Supervisor E. P. Berrett, of the township. The paper on Automobile Repair Shops and Garages pointed out that such buildings are almost invariably of one story, with wooden roofs, covered with tar or gravel. The occupancy consists of cars awaiting or undergoing repairs, or ready for delivery. These cars practically all have gasoline in their tanks, and provide material for a very hot fire. The hazards consist of liability to explosion and large open space, with the inflammable contents, which tend to a quick spread of…

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