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 38 - The serious losses in life and property resulting annually from fires cause me deep concern. I am sure that such unnecessary waste can be reduced. The substantial progress made in the science of fire prevention and fire protection in this country during the past forty years convinces me that the means are available for limiting this unnecessary destruction.
Page 38 - 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.
Page 44 - such installations are made in accordance with approvals or listings of a nationally recognized testing laboratory.
Page 49 - 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 45 - To further improve the life safety considerations in a building in the planning stage, consideration should be given to pressurization of the corridors, elevator shafts and stair shafts. Specific designs for pressurization should take into account results of tests recently conducted at the Henry Grady Hotel in Atlanta, Ga.
Page 2 - ... 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 39 - I submit to this Subcommittee on Housing for the Elderly that the requirement of complete automatic sprinkler systems is the available technical solution toward control of fire in housing for the elderly.
Page 32 - The construction industry throughout the country will be the first to admit that there are many ways to add additional safety into the buildings.
Page 38 - ... 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...