Leadership

How One Fire Department Reduces Smoke Damage

Issue 3 and Volume 103.

How One Fire Department Reduces Smoke Damage Fargo, N. D., Firefighters Use Ventilation Effectively and Then Remove Odors by Chemical Spraying FRED J. WELLS Chief, Fargo Fire Department The following article consists of excerpts of a paper presented by Chief Fred J. Wells before the Fire Department Instructors’ Conference at Memphis, Tenn., January 10-13, 1950. It contains so much useful, and novel, data for fire department officers that it deserves careful reading. Appreciation is expressed both to Chief Wells and the Fire Department Instructors’ Conference for making this paper available to the fire service through the columns of this journal.—The Editor THE first consideration given to the removal of smoke at a fire was when a few bold fire chiefs stood their ground when they were being ridiculed and condemned for doing what we today call “ventilation” Present day experience proves these few individuals were right or correct in their…

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