Change in High Pressure Fire Practice

Issue 2 and Volume 86.

Change in High Pressure Fire Practice Chief John J. McElligott of the New York Fire Department has issued the following order to officers of the service: “Officers of companies responding to second and greater alarms of fire at Coney Island, shall, after reporting: to the officer in charge at the fire, and unless otherwise directed, order their pumpers to take suction from low pressure hydrants and pump into the high pressure system, at a pressure of 160 pounds, using, in all cases, the largre suction, and two lines from each pumper into high pressure hydrants.”

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