With the Editor

Issue 3 and Volume 91.

With the Editor Let the Chief Decide! During the past few years new ideas in store show-window design and in store front advertising have brought about a development which may later prove particularly troublesome to the fire service, if ignored. This development consists of closing up the front of store buildings above the ground floor either by rebuilding the face of the structure or by covering with sheet metal to be used as an advertising billboard. In either case the result is the same : windows on upper floors are blocked against the firemen in the event of lire. There are several ways of handling this problem, all of which are successful in varying degrees: Make provision in building code banning this type of alteration; require the approval of the Fire Chief of all building alteration plans if they appear to involve any hazardous features ; require openings in metal…

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