Fire Prevention in Chicago
After having been nearly twelve months under consideration, the city council of Chicago has passed a fire prevention ordinance, but not in the shape that was contemplated in the beginning. The building committee in reporting it struck out and reserved for future consideration the five following articles: Automatic sprinklers, fire prevention apparatus other than sprinklers, fire drills, the lighting and indication of means of exit from buildings, matches. Article 18, which referred to safety gas appliances, has been altogether struck out and will not reappear in the ordinance. The reason assigned for the temporary elimination of the other articles is because of the request, more or less urgent, of several associations and business interests that it was claimed might be affected by them is passed.