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BRITISH FIRE FIGHTERS, TOO, FACE “GAS” TRANSPORT HAZARDS

Issue 4 and Volume 107.

BRITISH FIRE FIGHTERS, TOO, FACE “GAS” TRANSPORT HAZARDS Movement of Large Tank Trucks Through Cities and Towns Pose a Fire Protection Problem SENIOR Fire Service and Home Office officials in Great Britain are as deeply concerned with the problem created by the transportation of highly inflammable liquids and other substances in large capacity road vehicles as are the fire fighters and fire preventionists of the United States. The recent series of articles on this subject appearing in Fire Engineering have been carefully studied by those dealing with the investigation of this problem in the United Kingdom. An alarming incident involving two large petrol tanker lorries on the night of February 8, 1954, in Hertfordshire, a county on the fringe of Greater London, during an unusually cold period when many roads were icebound, has again spotlighted the danger. Fortunately the incident was not followed by the disaster which could have resulted…

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