Leadership

the round table

Issue 6 and Volume 111.

the round table DEPARTMENTS discussion of current fire department and fire management problems Fighting Motor Vehicle Fires THIS IS THE FINAL installment of the Round Table on fighting motor vehicle fires. Next month’s question, which is described in a box elsewhere on this page, is designed to help our readers to a better understanding and use of modern portable radio units. Readers are invited to submit comments on next month’s subject, as well as on the current subject. Address replies to Round Table Editor, FIRE ENGINEERING, 305 East 45th Street, New York 17, N. Y. The Discussion Francis J. McDonald, Chief, Fall River, Mass.: It has not been our practice to remove the gas tank cap. However, under certain conditions, I would recommend such action to avoid an explosion. We do not use portable extinguishers for fuel tank fires, but I would recommend dry powder as the best type. We…

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