Leadership

A Modern Fire Service.

Issue 12 and Volume 1893 13.

A Modern Fire Service. Chief Brierly of Pawtucket, R. I., of whom we have been pleased to speak heretofore, a few days ago gave his views on a modern fire service, and they are well worth repeating : “The principal feature of our system, “he said, “is the water supply. We have a pressure of 125 pounds in the heart of the city, running up to 130 pounds down on the coal wharves, and the mains are fed by a 24-inch service main from the water works. The pressure is maintained both by gravity and pumping. Seventy streams were played at once in testing the pressure, and though Main street ran knee deep with the enormous quantity of water discharged, the pressure was reduced to only eighty pounds. The department is equipped with three steamers, but does not use them. They are simply kept in reserve for extraordinary service, and…

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