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Fire Prevention and Fire Extinction

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Author: James Braidwood
Published: 1866
Language: English
Wordcount: 54,817 / 168 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 44.4
LoC Category: TH
Downloads: 5,668
Added to site: 2008.08.28 21896
Genre: Instructional

Including Fire-Proof Structures, Fire-Proof Safes, Public Fire Brigades, Private Means For Suppressing Fires, Fire-Engines, Fire Annihilators, Portable Fire-Escapes, Water Supply.

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vantage of official position, Mr. Braidwood secured the constant co-operation of the police in giving the earliest alarms of fire, and in facilitating the labours of the firemen when actually on duty. As has just been shown, the results of method, applied skill, and of a personal devotion cultivated under the high impulse of immediate public observation and approval, were soon manifest. To this vast improvement the Edinburgh Mercury, as representing the opinion of the citizens of the Scottish capital, bore public testimony in its issue of August 14, 1828, when the Fire Brigade of that city had been tested by nearly five years of constant trial, and with conspicuous success. Referring to the excellent organization of the establishment, it was remarked that there were then but few, if any, serious fires in Edinburgh, for when a fire broke out--and the alarms were as frequent as ever--it was speedily checked. Said the writer:--

"Not only is the apparatus constructed on the best possible principle



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