Good Water Pressure Helps Dauphin Department

Issue 6 and Volume 53.

Good Water Pressure Helps Dauphin Department Dauphin, Manitoba, has a water system of which it may well feel proud. Only recently it demonstrated its usefulness when the Malcolm block was destroyed by fire. In writing to FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING about this fire, Chief F. R. Copeland says: “The building, which was 88 x 80 feet in dimension, was located in the central part of Dauphin. It was three stories in height, and built of brick about eight years ago. A caretaker discovered the fire in the basement about 1:30 a. m., the flame having started in the cellar from a defective furnace pipe. Our water system here is gravity, and furnishes an abundant pressure for fire service. The alarm received one minute after the discovery of the fire, was responded to by the fire department, which laid 2,000 feet of hose and coupled to five 4-inch double hydrants. When…

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