Leadership

CORRESPONDENCE

Issue 4 and Volume 84.

CORRESPONDENCE Removing Water from Cellars To the Editor: After I had read your interesting Round Table discussion on the methods used in removing water from cellars. I believed you would be interested in some experiences that the St. Louis Fire Department has had in this field. Our department is frequently called to drain water from cellars, flooded as the result of a fire or from other causes. When basements become filled with water because the department has fought a fire in the building, we drain the cellar along with other basements in the immediate vicinity at no charge to the occupants or owners. We do not consider our job has been completed until the water has been removed and the place cleaned up. We have followed this policy for a number of years. Whenever our department is called to drain water from basements that have been flooded from other causes…

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