Where Sprinklers were Useless

Issue 13 and Volume 81.

Where Sprinklers were Useless Stork Piled to Ceiling Prevented Water Distribution—Falling Floor Cripples System THE fire described in this article of the series on administration occurred in a mid-west agricultural city of about 45,000 population. The property involved is indicated in the diagram herewith. The unit in which the fire occurred was a two-story and basement structure of semi-mill construction employed as a candy and cracker factory. The building was quite old and very much congested with stock, particularly in the basement, at the time the fire occurred. The Fire Department The tire department in this city consists of four engine companies, one ladder company and one hose company. Engine Co. No. 1 is equipped with a tractor drawn steamer of 700 gallons capacity and a motor driven hose wagon with deck gun. carrying 2,000 feet of hose; Kngine Co. No. 2 is equipped with a 700-gallon triple combination; Engine…

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