Questions and Answers

Issue 5 and Volume 81.

Questions and Answers NOTE—Readers are invited to send in questions, which will be answered in the order received. Names are omitted from questions unless otherwise specified Mail Trucks, Relief Valves, Etc. To the Editor: Will you kindly answer the following questions in an early issue of your journal. Why do U. S. Mail trucks have the right of way over fire apparatus. Is the delivery of mail of more importance than the extinguishment of fire? It seems to me mail trucks could go one or two blocks out of their way and the time lost would not be noticeable. Do you consider it necessary or of any benefit to use a relief valve on fire hose when the hydrant pressure is only 110 pounds? It is my contention that it is not. At a small fire the nozzle is in a shut off position about as much as it is…

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