Change in High Pressure Fire Practice

Change in High Pressure Fire Practice

Chief John J. McElligott of the New York Fire Department has issued the following order to officers of the service:

“Officers of companies responding to second and greater alarms of fire at Coney Island, shall, after reporting: to the officer in charge at the fire, and unless otherwise directed, order their pumpers to take suction from low pressure hydrants and pump into the high pressure system, at a pressure of 160 pounds, using, in all cases, the largre suction, and two lines from each pumper into high pressure hydrants.”

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