Practical Training for Auxiliary Firemen

Issue 3 and Volume 96.

Practical Training for Auxiliary Firemen IN this installment of the series of articles on “Practical Training for Auxiliary Firemen” are discussed the care of fire hose and hose line equipment. Q. What effect has gasoline on fire hose? A. If gasoline gets on a fire hose jacket, it works its way through and dissolves the cement which holds the lining to the jacket and the lining may soon become free. Upon use of the hose thereafter, the lining may separate and jam, or may become free and cram down in one end of the hose, causing either partial or full stoppage, or the lining may tear apart. Not only does gas dissolve the cement in the hose and permit the separation of the jacket and lining, but it also acts on the rubber of the lining directly and causes rapid deterioration. It should be remembered that gasoline is an excellent…

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