Questions and Answers

Issue 1 and Volume 90.

Questions and Answers NOTE—Readers are invited to send in questions, which will be answered in the order received. Names are omitted from questions unless otherwise specified Life First To the Editor: I am a police officer and would like to have your interpretation of the following question: While patroling my beat at night I discovered a fire in an occupied house. Which would be the proper thing for me to do—go into the house and arouse the occupants, then go and pull an alarm; or go and pull an alarm and then arouse the occupants? J. J. Mc. Answer: There is only one thing that should be done in this case: immediately arouse the occupants. Human life is more valuable than property and in all fire-fighting operations receives first attention. In a building of this type, if you wait for fire apparatus to arrive before rescue operations are started, it…

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