Leadership

FIRE ENGINEERING

Issue 10 and Volume 144.

FIRE ENGINEERING OCTOBER 1991 • VOL. 144 NO. 10 45 DRAFTING HYDRANTS FOR HIGH-CAPACITY WATER SUPPLY For those areas that cannot be reached by public water supply, drafting hydrants can provide needed flows. Here’s how two towns overcame problems of excessive lift and distance to supply adequate water. William F. Eckman 49 DPW: A VALUABLE RESOURCE A unit that has trained personnel, a full complement of rescue equipment and rigs, and a software link-up to the weather service for updates on changing conditions? Sounds too good to be true, but the department of public works can lend these valuable resources and more during a natural disaster. James It. Gargan 53 MANHOLES AND THEIR HAZARD POTENTIAL Manhole explosions and fires can be deadly. You must know the type of manhole involved, any hazardous materials or conditions present, and how to shut off power before attempting mitigation. John M. Moschella atui Donald…

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