Fire Safety in Highrise Buildings for the Elderly: Hearings, Ninety-third Congress, First Session, Part 1
United States. Congress. Senate. Special Committee on Aging. Subcommittee on Housing for the Elderly
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1973 - Aged
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Page 53 - If I may be of any further assistance, please do not hesitate to call upon me. Sincerely...
Page 37 - We know the causes of fire and how to remove them; we have devices for discovering and extinguishing such fires as we cannot prevent; we know how to construct our buildings so as to retard fire and barring accidents, which will never disappear from human activities, there is no excuse for destructive fires. (Mr. Peter Joseph McKeon in a book entitled "Fire Prevention,
Page 48 - II service shall be sufficient to provide 100 gallons per minute for a period of at least thirty (30) minutes. The supply shall be sufficient to maintain a residual pressure of 65 pounds per square inch at the topmost outlet of each standpipe (including the roof outlet) with 100 gallons per minute flowing.
Page 38 - ... better quality of building, or additional equipment. If, in buildings for competitive use, such as hotels and restaurants, the precautions are not legally required, or are not strictly enforced, the urgings of the architect, or even the conscience of the owner, may not prevail, and the hazards will get by for reasons of economy. This is obvious, and it is therefore also obvious that the importance and potential success of this campaign lies in the participation of many large and influential groups...
Page 3 - ... we would be failing in our duty if we did not at the same time ask whether housing for the elderly does not demand a special system of fire safety.
Page 37 - ... realize how important that service is. How to get that across to the people, I am not wise enough or expert enough at this time to give you an answer that will raise the kind of money that is required. I do think that there is a slightly — perhaps I shouldn't even say slightly — but I do think there is an increasing interest on the part of the public in the support of public television. It has taken longer than we hoped, but I think it will be on an ascending curve. I guess we are all impatient...
Page 37 - ... codes for fire prevention and safety. Since the inception of this campaign, our organization has urged the broadest scope and interpretation and an emphasis upon safety for human life as the ultimate criterion of codes and actions. Everyone is of course concerned, at least indirectly, about human casualties and loss of life due to fires. However, it would seem that many codes and proposed standards have been framed primarily to preserve buildings and their contents, rather than human lives. The...