Leadership

THE ROUND TABLE

Issue 3 and Volume 91.

THE ROUND TABLE For Practical Discussion of Current Fire Department and Fire Management Problems COMPLETELY ENCLOSED BUILDING FRONTS TRENDS in architectural design show increasing favor towards the school termed as modernistic. While to some such design may be far from beautiful, some striking effects are achieved. For stores and commercial occupancies, unusual effects are desired because of their advertising value. One of the new types of construction calls for the erection of a solid building wall above the store front. Many building materials are available for carrying out decorative schemes suitable for such architectural treatment. However, this blocking up of wall front introduces a serious hazard to life and property, and provides an obstacle to the efficient operation of the Fire Department, should it be called to fight a fire in such a building. The problem in full that is discussed in this issue is based upon a letter that…

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