The Board of
Railway Commissioners for Canada.

Order no. G.O. 446

Thursday, the 21st of
July, A.D. 1927

In the matter of the General Order of the Board No. 3, dated July 3, 1907, as amended by General Order No. 10, dated May 5, 1908, requiring railway companies within the legislative authority of the Parliament of Canada operating railways by steam power to equip passenger coaches with fire extinguishers, to be approved by the Board.

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H. A. McKeown
Chief Commissioner

S. J. McLean
Asst. Chief Commissioner

A. C. Boyce
Commissioner

C. Lawrence
Commissioner

Upon the report and recommendation of the Chief Operating Officer of the Board,—

It is ordered: That the said General Order No. 3, dated July 3, 1907, as amended by General Order No. 10, dated May 5, 1908, be, and it is hereby, further amended by striking out clause 2 thereof and substituting in lieu thereof the following, namely:—

2. That every railway company have the said fire extinguishers inspected and recharged once in every three months, except in the case of fire extinguishers having the valve and handle sealed, which shall be inspected to see that the seals are intact and that there is no sign of leakage or other defect, after each trip. In the event of a broken seal, a leakage, or other defect being found, the extinguisher must be withdrawn from service, thoroughly tested, repaired if necessary, and recharged before being returned to service; cause records of such inspections to be kept by the foreman in charge of the passenger coaches at the different terminals where inspections are made; such records to be open for examination by the Board's Inspector when required.

H. A. McKeown
Chief Commissioner,
The Board of Railway Commissioners for Canada.