Leadership

THE ROUND TABLE

Issue 7 and Volume 85.

THE ROUND TABLE For Practical Discussion of Current Fire Department and Fire Management Problems USE OF HARD SUCTION LENGTHS AT FIRES CITY departments have the convenience of connecting up to hydrants whenever it is necessary to obtain water for fighting fires. This modern convenience is often lacking in the smaller communities or else the water distribution system is not extensive enough to include the entire area of the town. Where hydrants are not provided, the next best thing is to draft water from wells, rivers, lakes or even cisterns. Special hose, termed suction lengths, are provided so that the pumper can be conveniently placed near the source of water. These lengths are heavy, and if hard suction is used, are cumbersome to some extent. As time is an important element in fighting fires, any arangement that will cut down on the waste of moments in getting water on a fire,…

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