Leadership

BLOWER HELPS CUT SMOKE LOSSES AND AIDS DEPARTMENT AT FIRES

Issue 6 and Volume 91.

BLOWER HELPS CUT SMOKE LOSSES AND AIDS DEPARTMENT AT FIRES Portable Blower Unit Proves Valuable at Smoky Fires—Recommended for Use by Smaller Departments—Operates Unattended THERE is no question in my mind regarding the value of smoke removal for aiding in the extinguishment of fires and reducing smoke loss. We have had gratifying results with a Homelite blower which we purchased in 1934. It has enabled firemen to enter places, and has minimized the smoke damage. Floor Cleared of Smoke in 20 Minufes A fire occurred some time ago on the second floor of a department store which had a floor area of about 50 by 100 feet. Fire broke out in about the front part which was used for offices. Fire was of considerable intensity, but due to its accessibility and the proper direction of fire streams, was quickly controlled. However, the entire floor was heavily charged with smoke. The…

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