Leadership

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Issue 5 and Volume 57.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Oil Fires. TO THE EDITOR: I should like to ask what the proper method would be to handle an oil tank fire, such as any town of this size is liable to have at any time. The Standard Oil Co., as well as other firms dealing in oils, gasoline, etc., maintain oil stations in most of the smaller towns in the state. These plants generally consist of from two to eight or more storage tanks of an average of from six to eight thousand gallons. Each plant closely grouped above the ground and each having a shed or pump house of dimensions about 20 x 30 feet, adjoining the tanks. These tanks contain gasoline and kerosene, motor spirits, etc. As far as I know, none of them are provided with any special apparatus for handling fires of this nature. Now, in case of a fire starting in…

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