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S. S. Noronic Fire Worst Inland Marine Disaster in Century

Issue 10 and Volume 102.

S. S. Noronic Fire Worst Inland Marine Disaster in Century Toronto Firemen Face Many Obstacles in Rescue and Extinguishing Operations A SPECIAL REPORT TO FIRE ENGINEERING Editor’s Note: The drama and tragedy of the S. S. Noronic holocaust have been told and retold by press and radio. As is so often the case, these accounts contained little or no mention of the vital role played by the fire department and other emergency services in the saving of life and property. Fire protection engineers are fully conscious of the tragic aspects of every serious fire. By virtue of their very calling sudden tragedy is ever present at their elbow. But their calling requires that they concern themselves not so much with the human interest phases of the catastrophe, as with the factors behind the drama—the causes and effects, in terms of corrective methods and measures. For this reason the editors of…

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