Issue 4 and Volume 91.

PROMOTIONAL STUDY COURSE Herein is 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 Fire-Resistive Construction; A better name than fireproof construction. It means that buildings and all of the parts of buildings are designed and arranged to retard the action of fire. (There is really no such thing as a fireproof building.) Flashing; Broad sheet of metal with one edge inserted into the joints of brickwork or woodwork, and projecting out several inches and fastened down close to the roof to prevent leaks. Floor Lights: Heavy glass in wood or iron frames inserted into the flooring to give light to floor below. Friction Elevator Head: A small paper friction roller or pulley keyed to the main shaft and rotating against…

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