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The Chemistry of Fire

Issue 3 and Volume 85.

The Chemistry of Fire —An Explanation of the Basic Reactions and Scientific Laws THE day prevention a recognized and science. extinguishment Our educational of fires is institutions have noted this fact, otherwise fire schools would not have been established. Special courses in this important subject will soon be inaugurated in our institutions of learning. At the present time, all the knowledge which is available regarding the origin and extinguishment of fires, the behaviour of gases, the causes of explosions, etc., are contained in the works upon the recognized sciences. Some day they will be correlated for the benefit of the fire-fighting profession. The chemistry of fire sounds academic, but it is not. Such material as has been printed in books is clothed in scientific terms which the average person does not understand; therefore, he is prone to close his mind to an understanding of this simple problem. The science of…

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