Small Streams in Fighting Mine Fires
Experiments recently completed by the Department of the Interior, through the bureau of mines, afford new information on the effectiveness of different sizes of small hose at different pressures, distances, and elevations, in lighting mine fires. These data were needed to supplement the results of tests conducted in 1910, by the bureau, to establish the best sizes of hose and nozzle to be used in stacking underground fires, and the most suitable hydrant pressure. The recent test, like the earlier ones were made in co-operation with the National Board of Fire Underwriters. The manuscript for a technical paper has been prepared and in due course will be published by the bureau of mines.
Wycombe, Pa., to Have Pumper—The secretary of the Lingohocken Fire Company, of Wycombe, Pa., has been notified that the new triple combination pumper will be delivered very soon. The total so far subscribed for the fund for purchase of pumper is $2,433.50.