CHEMISTRY AND FIRE FIGHTING.

CHEMISTRY AND FIRE FIGHTING.

The account of the death of the well known actor and the correspondence relating thereto elsewhere in this issue, seem to point out increasing dangers in fire fighting through the progress of the chemical industry and the reactions caused by fires in chemicals. The dangers from “White Damp” or carbon monoxide poisoning particularly is entirely too evident to be disregarded, and it would seem to advance a strong point in favor of the education of firemen not alone along the lines of extinguishing fire, but also in the field of chemistry The practice of going about all fires in the same manner is gradually vanishing, for the results show that the efficient fire department is the educated department.

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