Leadership

Eight Dead in Resort Fire

Issue 4 and Volume 107.

Eight Dead in Resort Fire The vital importance of early discovery of fire, and its prompt reporting to the fire department, was perhaps never better exemplified than in the blaze which, on February 28th last, roared through the dormitory of the famous Grossinger Hotel, largest resort in the Catskills, near Liberty, Sullivan County, N. Y., claim eight victims by death, and leave twenty-five injured. The indirect outcome will doubtless be a more rigid and uncompromising enforcement of the provisions of New York’s Mitchell Law among summer resorts. At the very least, according to Liberty, N. Y., Fire Chief Dewey A. Borden, who is also Sullivan County Fire Coordinator, twenty precious minutes were lost between the time the fire was discovered and the time the alarm was sent to the Liberty Fire Department. That twenty minutes, in all liklihood, cost the lives of eight people. The_ Liberty fire force, equipped with…

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