Leadership

Questions and Answers

Issue 9 and Volume 82.

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. Placement of Ladders and Ventilation To the Editor: I’ll appreciate it very much if you will answer the following questions in an early issue of FIRE ENGINEERING. T. Question 1. How far from the face of a building would you place the butt of a 35-ft. ladder and how should distance be figured? Question 2. What is the proper way to enter a cellar filled with smoke? Question 3. How would you ventilate a building filled with smoke? Answer 1. For trussed ladders, the distance the butt of the ladder is to be placed away from the building can be determined by dividing the length of the ladder by five and adding two to the quotient so found. For a 35-foot ladder we would…

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