Leadership

the round table

Issue 12 and Volume 113.

the round table DEPARTMENTS discussion of current fire department and fire management problems School Fire Prevention Practices THIS IS THE FOURTH installment of the Round Table on fire prevention practices in the schools. Readers are invited to participate in this discussion which will be continued in the January issue. Address replies to Round Table Editor, FIRE ENGINEERING, 466 Lexington Avenue, New York 17, N. Y. The Discussion Wayne Ulm, Chief, Des Moines, Iowa: We regularly schedule public and private school fire prevention inspections. We have legal authority to inspect these schools and order violations corrected. We do not require automatic sprinklers or fire detectors in school buildings, nor do we require that school fire alarm systems be connected directly to fire alarm headquarters. We permit smoking in teachers’ lounge rooms and rest rooms. We do not have a scheduled program for instructing teachers and custodial help. However, we do instruct…

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