“Field Practice”, a Manual of Inspection
The office of FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING is in receipt of a copy of the book entitled, “Field Practice,” an inspection manual for property owners, fire departments and inspection offices, covering common fire hazards and their safeguarding and fire protection and upkeep, which has been issued by the National Fire Protection Association, whose headquarters are in Boston, Mass. The book, which is copyrighted, has a foreword explaining the purpose and scope of the book, saying: “The brief summary of the common inherent hazards and their safeguarding and the indicated functional principles of fire protection appliances and means of fire prevention should equip this publication to serve as a guide for laymen and inspectors to follow in the field. It covers the more essential features to which especial attention should be given in order that the efficiency of installations may be maintained and “This publication does not conflict with the standards of this association as published and promulgated by the National Board of Fire Underwriters. Full information relating to standards may be obtained in those publications to which references are made herein,” and the point is made that the publication relates particularly to the proper maintenance of installations in service. The book contains chapters on lighting hazards, heating hazards, power hazards, chemicals, paints and oils, spantaneous ignition and dust explosions, chimneys and flues, care and maintenance, dwelling house hazards, automatic sprinkler installations and fire protection in general. A convenient feature of the book is an index.