Leadership

FACILITIES FOR PROTECTING A SMALL WATERFRONT CITY

Issue 11 and Volume 93.

FACILITIES FOR PROTECTING A SMALL WATERFRONT CITY Organization of Crockett, Cal., Department —Force in Charge of Chief Lloyd C. Edwards THE Crockett, Cal., Fire Department serves a community of 6,000 people which is situated on a branch of the San Francisco Bay. The topography of this community is very hilly. Most of the buildings are of a wood frame construction, and practically all of the mercantile district is closely built up of two and three-story wood frames. The water supply pressure ranges from 145 pounds to forty pounds depending upon the elevation. The water flow varies from 300 to 6,000 gallons per minute depending upon the location. The lower pressures and flows are in sparsely built up residential districts. The fire alarm system consists of a three-fold Gamewell system having thirty-three boxes. The signal is sounded on gongs at the fire stations and also on a large steam whistle. The…

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