Leadership

HUMAN ELEMENT IMPORTANT IN THE FIRE FIGHTING FIELD

Issue 23 and Volume 79.

HUMAN ELEMENT IMPORTANT IN THE FIRE FIGHTING FIELD Intricate Mechanisms and Appliances Useless Unless the Human Element Is Considered in the Plans Made TO those outside of the Fire Protection fraternity any large expenditure such as a sprinkler installation or hydrant system brings with it a feeling of security that danger of fire at that particular point has been reduced to a minimum. As a matter of fact, our security even then hangs upon that slender thread known as the human element. A few months after installing a sprinkler system in a railroad property at a cost of approximately twenty-seven thousand dollars, it was discovered that some of the heads had been removed and the holes plugged. Upon being asked the reason it was explained that those particular heads let go on account of the heat so it was thought best to plug them. At the same plant the watchman…

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