Leadership

THE USE OF DELUGE SETS IN ALL FIRE DEPARTMENTS.

Issue 10 and Volume 31.

THE USE OF DELUGE SETS IN ALL FIRE DEPARTMENTS. The following are extracts from a paper read by Irvin A. Hahn, Lock Haven, Pa., at the Pennsylvania State Firemen’s association convention, held at Philadelphia, Pa., on October 6, 1901. To control a fire is to master it, and the successful control of a fire necessitates the sound judgment which enables a fireman to locate it immediately when arriving on the grounds and to conclude where his best point of control will be, and then to keep the fire within that boundary. Many fires assume the character of great conflagrations because the firemen fail to recognise that the original point of the fire is beyond control, and, instead of endeavoring to check its progress, exert their efforts in attempting to extinguish the original source. It is a wellknown fact that you cannot extinguish a fire until you reduce the heat, and…

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