New York Studies Studio Hazards
A special committee of experts appointed by Fire Commissioner John J. Dorman to survey motion picture studios in New York City with a view to recommending amendments to the Code of City Ordinances and to the rules of the Board of Standards and appeals, are inspecting motion picture studios.
The committee met and organized January 13 at Fire Headquarters, where Commissioner Dorman outlined the purposes of the research which is to be conducted into every motion picture studio in the city, with a view to minimizing the possibility of a recurrence of the fatal studio fire in Harlem on December 10th last, and also to take cognizance of the newer hazards presented by the equipment and apparatus of the sound studio industry.
The committee is representative of the fire fighting branch of the department, the fire prevention bureau, the New York Board of Fire Underwriters and the National Board of Fire Underwriters. The personnel of the committee is as follow’s: Deputy Chief J. T. Waldron, chairman; Deputy Chief John J. McElligott, Assistant Chief Patrick Walsh, Chief Peter C. Spence, of the Bureau of Fire Prevention, and Deputy Chief Thomas A. Larkin, of Fire Prevention. The New York Board of Fire Underwriters is represented by C. S. Cahaskio, C. C. Walgren and G. Y. Lancaster. The National Board of Fire Underwriters by Chief Engineer George W. Booth, A. R. Small and R. W. Fowler.