Leadership

Water Supply Overlooked at Fire

Issue 17 and Volume 80.

Water Supply Overlooked at Fire Failure to Utilize Contents of 30,000 Gallon Tank Largely Responsible for Spread of Fire VOLUNTEER fire departments as a rule make up in enthusiasm what they lack in experience. Occasionally, however, a slip is made which discounts tremendously the reputation of the volunteer department. In the fire described in the last issue of this journal under the heading of administration, the volunteer firemen completely overlooked a supply of water in a storage tank at a fire and as a result the fire soon got beyond their control, completely destroying a large plant. As noted in the last issue of this journal, the city in which the fire occurred had a population of approximately 8,500, and the fire department consisted of three engine companies and one truck company. Engine Co. No. 1 was equipped with a 750 gallon combination pumper and hose wagon; Engine Co. No.…

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