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IMPROVEMENT IN FIRE EXTINGUISHING METHODS.

Issue 16 and Volume 1888 4.

IMPROVEMENT IN FIRE EXTINGUISHING METHODS. We print in another column an article from The London Fireman relative to the methods generally employed for the extinguishment of fire, and regretting that further advance has not been made in this science in keeping with the progress of the times in other scientific branches. The editor says: “Fires are extinguished as they were in the earliest ages, by throwing water upon them. It is true there are much better tools available for the work ; our latest [English] steam fire engines are wonderful samples of the results of scientific knowledge combined with skill and mechanical arts.” There is no disguising the fact that the methods of fire extinguishing are substantially the same as they were in the primitive ages ; water, the natural enemy of fire, is still relied upon for fighting fire. Nothing better has yet been discovered, and so long as…

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