Auxiliary Fire Department in Hackensack School

Auxiliary Fire Department in Hackensack School

An auxiliary fire department at the Hackensack, N. J., high school was recently organized by Chief William Ziegler and Principal George L. Bennett. Chief Ziegler explained the correct methods of using the fire extinguishers, the best way of turning in alarms, and instructed the students in the quickest method of caring for the hose and what they must do in care of a panic. Different members of the student department are to be assigned on duty at the various exits, which they are to open immediately upon hearing the alarm. A rescue squad will be appointed and another squad will be placed in charge of the extinguishers and hose. All parts of the school will be under supervision. New fire drill regulations have been adopted and on the advice of the State Building Inspector the front entrance of the building will be used as little as possible. The inspector deemed this entrance unsafe as a hot air furnace is directly under it, and in case there was a real fire, it is believed that it would most likely originate in that place. In the future the fire escapes and the side entrance will be used to a greater extent. At the organization meeting about tsvnty members of the Junior and Senior Classes signified their intentions of being members.

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