Leadership

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Issue 24 and Volume 80.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS “He that questioneth much shall learn MUCH”—BACON NOTE.—Readers of FIRE ENGINEERING are invited to send in questions, which will be answered in the order received. Names are omitted from questions unless otherwise specified. Correction on Record Fire Run To the Editor: Will you kindly settle the following discussion: In the November 16 issue of FIRE ENGINEERING, Chicago claims a world record for a fire department evolution that is described in the article as “the apparatus was out of quarters in eight seconds, had travelled 570 feet to the hydrant in fifteen seconds.” Does that mean the apparatus travelled 570 feet in seven seconds? If so, what speed would the apparatus average? What is the maximum speed of a Seagrave pumper of the type that was used? Very truly vours, C. W. P. Answer: The statement “570 feet” is the result of a typo- graphical error and it…

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