Leadership

THE ROUND TABLE

Issue 9 and Volume 89.

THE ROUND TABLE For Practical Discussion, of Current Fire Department and Fire Management Problems SPRINKLER SYSTEM PROCEDURE BY DEPARTMENTS SPRINKLER systems are designed to extinguish the fire while in its incipient stage. But when a sprinkler head has fused or has opened, it becomes an open outlet to the water system. Water flows out unchecked, and in large volume. That is why it is so important that the Fire Department, when it arrives, and if it sees that the fire can be controlled by booster lines, should shut off the sprinkler system at once. Many of the departments train the men to reset the necessary valves in a sprinkler system, and by continuous inspections, to become familiar with the sprinkler installations in their territory. In the box on this page is the problem in full that appears in this issue. In the box on the following page is the question…

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