Leadership

INDUSTRIAL PLANT PROTECTION

Issue 22 and Volume 79.

INDUSTRIAL PLANT PROTECTION Trained Fire Fighters* The factory fire brigade fills the same place in an industrial plant that the public fire department fills in the community at large Each of these organizations has its value. In the protection of large industrial plants, the public fire department can never entirely replace the factory fire brigade, whose members are always on the scene when the plant is in operation and the danger from fire is greatest. An outstanding advantage of the private brigade is that it is not subject to the delays of the public fire department, which may be busy at other fires or may be held up In unavoidable traffic conditions. Knowing the plant and processes intimately, its members are also able to judge intelligently the nature of a fire and the manner in which it should be fought to keep the fire and water loss down to a…

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