Leadership

The Fire Pumper vs. Direct Water Pressure

Issue 11 and Volume 72.

The Fire Pumper vs. Direct Water Pressure Showing Advantages That Mobile Unit Has Over System of Raising Pressure at Pumping Station to Fight Fires— A Concise Questionnaire Sent Out by Water Company THE following article prepared by Charles R. Henderson, president Davenport, Iowa Water Company, besides giving some interesting statistics as to pressures in water departments is significant as showing how largely the plan of raising pressure for fires in water scorks is being discontinued. The use of the automobile pumping fire engine taking the place of this dangerous practice. The article also, incidentally ill u strates hose compact and concise a questionnaire of this kind can be made so as to cause the recipient as little trouble as possible in filling it out. There seems to be no good reason why the dangerous and wasteful practice of increasing pressure o n hundreds o f miles of Water mains, every…

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