Leadership

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Issue 15 and Volume 57.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Readers of FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING are invited to send in questions which will be answered in the order in which they are received. Opening Doors and Windows at Fires. To the Editor:—What is the proper method of opening windows and doors at fires, when they are locked on the outside? I have seen patent door-openers advertised and also hydraulic jacks for this purpose. Kindly answer this through your Questions and Answers columns. Very truly yours, D. O. Hartford, Conn., Apr. 2, 1915. (Answer.—The opening of windows at fires in many cases is impracticable, and it is better to break the glass. When breaking same operator should stand aside and strike the glass with flat side of hook or ax. Never stand in front of glass to be broken, and strike it direct, as glass will often slide outward on the tool and thereby cause injury to…

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