Issue 20 and Volume 82.

THE ROUND TABLE For Practical Discussion of Current Fire Department and Fire Management Problems HYDRANTS are of value to the fire department only when they are in proper operating condition. Like most other mechanical equipment, hydrants become worn and certain parts demand replacement, some parts require frequent oiling, and in the winter time, regular inspection is necessary to be sure that the barrel is free from water. Constant supervision is necessary. In many cities, the procedure is for the fire department to report the location of any hydrants demanding attention and also any hydrants used by the department during the months when freezing weather is common. The water department then makes the necessary repairs and reports back to the fire chief that the hydrant is in good operating condition. The problem that is treated in this issue is printed in the box on this page. In the box on the…

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