Leadership

First Efforts Toward Confining Fire

Issue 14 and Volume 81.

First Efforts Toward Confining Fire Attempt to Extinguish Cellar Blaze, Rather Than to Check Its Spread. Results in Big Fire—Suggested Methods of Operation THE fire described in the last issue of this journal 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 fire 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; Engine Co. No. 2…

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