Fire Hydrants

Issue 2 and Volume 86.

Fire Hydrants A Simple Explanation of the Construction and Operation of WITH a shriek that is thrilling, the fire apparatus goes rushing down the street. It weaves in and out through the traffic, halts cross bound vehicles, and causes the passerby to pause and wonder where the fire is. On the apparatus, however, the men pay little attention to the commotion they cause. They have faith in the equipment that has been provided for their use, they know that the man guiding the apparatus has been carefully trained, and from long experience they have reason to believe that they will find an ample supply of water near enough to the fire to be of material assistance. Water for the use of fire streams is chiefly obtained from the hydrants located near street intersections or the middle of blocks. They are installed by the Water Department or Water Company primarily for…

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