Leadership

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Issue 6 and Volume 63.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Readers of Fire and Water Engineering are invited to send in questions, which will be anawered in the order in which they are received. Chemical Fires. To the Editor: Are chemical works fires considered the most dangerous to fight, and what eneral instructions could you give for ghting them, or where could such information he secured? I refer to fires in chemical plants where dangerous fumes are produced. Respectfully yours, F. C. Boston, Mass., January 16, 1918. Answer: Taking into consideration buildings of the same size, it would be safe to say that among the most dangerous of all fires to deal with are those in chemical works or other places where chemicals are stored, and the fire department officer should therefore have some knowledge of the acids and gases likely to be met with in order that he may be in a position to make proper…

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