Leadership

NOZZLE WORK AT INDIANAPOLIS.

Issue 2 and Volume 37.

NOZZLE WORK AT INDIANAPOLIS. At the recent fierce fire in the Meridian street church in Indianapolis the effectiveness of modern appliances over the old style of fighting fire was clearly demonstrated. The cuts show two views of throwing water by Siamese through a nozzle operated by hand and by Siamese into a nozzle attached to a wagon and operated in any direction by one man. The great advantage in the latter case is apparent to anyone looking at the two pictures. This tendency in the way of producing large streams with the least possible resistance is rapidly taking the place of the old system of using small streams, except when conditions do not demand a powerful volume of water. The fire department of any medium-sized city that is not equipped with these effective tools to cope with large fires is very much behind the times, and the sooner it works…

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