Fire Fighting Methods in Italy and Africa

Issue 3 and Volume 97.

Fire Fighting Methods in Italy and Africa DURING the past two or three years the Fire Depts. throughout the U. S. have been organizing to combat any possible incendiary attacks. Some experiences of overseas fire fighters should be of interest and possible help to the “folks on the home front.” In the past year and a half I have had the opportunity to observe both military and civilian fire departments in England, North Africa and Italy. Over a year ago I wrote an article on the National Fire Service of the United Kingdom, which was published in FIRE ENGINEERING. At that time I pointed out that the principle features of a fire service capable of combating a “blitz” are: Fire watchers and fire bomb parties. Emergency (static) water supply. Auxiliary fire apparatus (trailers). Dispatch riders. My contacts and experiences since leaving England have proven to me that those four points,…

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