Issue 4 and Volume 90.

PROMOTIONAL STUDY COURSE Herein it presented a series of definitions, questions and answers designed to aid fire department officers in preparing themselves for promotional examinations. In this department, which appears monthly, will be included questions typical of examinations held throughout the country. Definitions Scuppers: Holes or tubes to allow the floors to be drained of water in case of fire. Scuttle: The small opening leading to a roof. Self-Releasing Beams: Beams which have sloping ends. They are placed so that if they collapse or burn through, the wall will not be pulled down as would be the case if squared end beams were used. Setting: Term used in boiler or furnace installations to denote the enclosing walls. Shoddy: Picked rags, shredded or torn apart by pickers. May be wool or part cotton. Questions (To be answered in next issue) What are the hazards incidental to fighting fires in (a) grain…

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