LAMBERTVILLE RECOMMENDATIONS.

LAMBERTVILLE RECOMMENDATIONS.

According to the committee of the National Board of Fire Underwriters on fire prevention. Lambertville, N. J., should act up to the following recommendations: “Water supply.—That an additional delivery main, at least 12-in. in diameter, be laid from reservoir No. 3 and connect with the distribution system, preferably near its northern limits; that the Delaware river emergency pumping station be operated at least once a month to insure its maintenance in operative condition; that the distribution system be strengthened by the insertion of 8-in. mains along George and Franklin streets, connections to be made to existing mains on all cross-streets and additional hydrants to be installed; that 6-in. be adopted as the standard minimum size of mains used for hydrant supply; and that no new installations be made of lesser sizes even in residence districts. Fire department.—That keys to fire department houses he placed in glass-faced boxes attached on the outside of door frames; that each engine be given an exhaustive test at least twice a year, pumping for half an hour or more against a water pressure of 100 lbs. in excess of the hydrant pressure. The fire engines, when properlyhandled, to maintain a discharge of at least ninety per cent, of their reasonable rated capacity, to develop not more than seven-per-cent, slip and disclose no serious defects. F’ire alarm system.That an approved fire alarm system be installed It should have at least sixteen street boxes of a reliable type on one circuit, divided at headquarters into at least three sections of not more than eight boxes each, in such a manner that one section may be cut out for repairs, etc., without affecting the others. There should also be a conflagration indicator and 15-in. gong at each apparatus house and a tower bell or steamwhistle operated by the fire alarm circuit.”

PETER B. M’CARTY, ST. LOUIS, MO., Secretary National Firemen's Association.
Previous articlePACIFIC COAST NEWS.
Next articleFORMER EARTHQUAKE EXPERIENCES IN CHILE.

No posts to display