Model Garage Ordinance.
A model ordinance for automobile garages is under consideration at Chattanooga, Tenn. It provides that while garages now in operation will not have to conform in all respects to the new measure, provided they make changes which meet with the approval of a board of fire examiners designated in the ordinance, all garages must be in accord with its provisions by January 1, 1915. The provisions of interest in the measure are as follows:
“All public garages or rooms or sections thereof containing automobiles, shall be entirely separated by fireproof resisting partitions from any and all portions of such building used for machine or repair purposes, or any purpose requiring the use of flame heat. All openings in such fireresistive walls shall be protected by approved automatic fire doors. All doors and windows for public garages, within 30 feet or closer to other buildings shall be protected with approved fireproof doors, shutters or fireproof windows of metal and glass. There must be a system of ventilation to the outer air with openings at floor line not less than 6×8 inches for each ventilator; ventilators to be located each 10 feet.”