Manual for Fire Brigades

Manual for Fire Brigades

The National Fire Brigades Union, with headquarters at 22 Northumberland Ave., London, England, has just issued a pocket size volume of 362 pages entitled Manual for Fire Brigades, which is compiled by the Union which was founded in 1887. The contents of the manual consists of Acounts—Administration—Ambulance (First Aid at Fires)— Appliances (their construction and workings) —Areas Protected—Bogus Collectors—Chemistry of Flame—Clothing and Accoutrements —Discipline—Electrical Fires—Electricity—. Equipment —Escalading—Explosions—Explosives—Extinctures—Extinguishing Charges— Fire Brigade Drills—Fire Alarms—Fire Records—Fire Resisting Building Construction— Fire Stations—Firemen’s Call Bells—Fires and Fire Causes (Chimneys, Cinematograph, Tobacco. Cotton. Jute. Gas Fires. Timber. Chemical Works, etc.)—Fire in Agricultural Localities—Fires in Warehouses. Stores and Factories—First Aid Machines—Funerals—. Harness—Heat and Steam—Horses—Hose (Examination. Maintenance. Testing and Repairs)—Hydrants—Hydraulics, Water Pressure —Inspection —Insurance —Inventories — Law relating to Fire Brigades—Medals and Rewards—Methods of Call—Motors (their construction and workings)—Organization— Petrol and Petroleum Storage—Physical Drill— Police and Traffic—Public Warnings—Pumps (Reciprocating. Centrifugal and Rotary)—Rules — Salvage — Smoke Helmets — Spontaneous Combustion and its Chemistry—-Sprinkler Systems—Squad Drills—Suction Hose—Tables— Theatres and Places of Public Entertainment— Weaknesses of Building Material. Its price is 75 cents.

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