National Geographic : 1920 Oct
Will you have to carry your loved ones through a burning building before you will Act? jte did a real job, then, of investigating HE flung them from him as if they had been with a few tiled rooms and safe-looking walls of pigmies. His was the strength of love- brick and stone with treacherous fire escapes ? that greatest love that a strong man feels for but one person-his mother. Through smoke and flames he fought his choking way until at last he found her helpless there on her bed. How he managed to carry her out through that inferno, he never knew; for when it was all over he realized only the anger that had gripped him as he staggered out with his precious mother, leaving behind those who had called him in vain. Gone from his mind were all the impressions he had had of this wonderful hospital when he had consigned his mother to its care-its famous surgeons-its modern equipment-its deft, clear thinking nurses. "Who builds hospitals with fire-traps in their basements and attics? Who camouflages them With the energy that had brought him suc cess in his every undertaking, he investigated. For a time fire protection was his hobby. And he learned the truth-the greatest truth in fire protection. With a Grinnell Automatic Sprinkler System in a building any fire that starts will at once put itself out through the agency of its own heat. He found that no matter when or where a fire starts, the water from the Sprinkler overhead will start, too,-that, day and night, their faithful mechanical firemen will watch and work as no human can. Read- "Fire Tragedies and Their Remedy" You can find out just what he found if you will send to us for the booklet "Fire Tragedies and Their Remedy." It points out why schools and hospitals are called safe even though they burn and burn and burn. When you have read it you will want to do what this man did. See to it that the hospitals and schools of your city are made safe by automatic sprinklers. Address Grinnell Co., Inc., 293 West Exchange Street, Providence, R. I. GRINNELL COMPANY Executive Offices 4 'C0 9 Providence, R. I. Complete Engineering and Construction Service on Automatic Sprinklers. Industrial Piping, Heating and Power Equipments. Fittings, Pipe, Valves. GRINNELL AUTOMATIC SPRINKLER SYSTEM- When the fire starts, the water starts, "Mention The Geographic-It identifies you"