Leadership

NEW SUPER PUMPERS TO SERVE AS HIGH PRESSURE PUMPING STATIONS

Issue 11 and Volume 89.

NEW SUPER PUMPERS TO SERVE AS HIGH PRESSURE PUMPING STATIONS Conditions in Los Angeles, California, Require Unusual Facilities in Fire Fighting—Lack of High Pressure System Will Be Met by New Apparatus My department has never desired to be the first to promote innovations, nor the last to abandon the practice of years. However, conditions not present in many metropolitan cities of the United States have impelled us to seek unusual methods of relief. In my city there is no high pressure water system; our metropolitan, high value and industrial districts are scattered to such an extent that there will probably never be one. May I say as a preliminary that if the advantage of a good high pressure system had been available to us, this present idea of a substitute for such a system, or as an extension to some existing system, might not have taken shape in our minds.…

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