Leadership

BOOK REVIEW

Issue 23 and Volume 68.

BOOK REVIEW Science in Fire Fighting—By Luke Flanagan, LL.B., Battalion Chief, New York Fire Department. “Science in Fire Fighting” is a book treating fire fighting from a purely scientific standpoint. The author, Battalion Chief Luke Flanagan, LL. B., has made the pioneer step in introducing the subject of fire fighting directly linked with physics and mechanics. It is unnecessary to here print the complete table of contents, for the reader can secure an idea of what the book covers in the way of pure science by referring to the contents of any high class textbook on mechanics. However, it is in the application to fire fighting that the author shows his mastery of both the subjects. The following topics picked at random give a good idea of how the science and fire fighting are linked in the work: Manual power applied to raising bed ladders; Rule for finding the center…

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