The Fire Protection of Hospitals for the Insane

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C.H. Blakely, 1891 - Accidents - 122 pages

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Page 8 - ... the best apparatus for extinguishing it when it occurs. He discourses on fire brigades and the drill, and concludes a most useful book by a chapter on the " Fighting of Fire." He quotes a passage from remarks of his former chief, Dr. Dewey, which is so forcible and true that we must reprint it : " I trust the time will come when a full equipment for fireprotection will be regarded as indispensable to every institution for the insane, and the necessary provision will be made to establish it in...
Page 66 - His orders should always be given so that [they will be distinctly understood by the members of the company. He should never be afraid of...
Page 67 - Marshal, or find out where the fire is, and act according to his best judgment in directing his company what to do. In the absence of the Marshals, the first Captain arriving at the fire should take temporary charge.
Page 67 - ... behind the cart, ready to secure the end of the hose when near the hydrant to which he is to connect.
Page 66 - Marshal, if one be present, in forming companies and starting them on the road.
Page 36 - Fire-extinguishing apparatus, to be reliable, must be of the very best material and workmanship; it should always be in perfect working order, and at all times properly cared for.
Page 5 - This little manual is offered with the hope that it may prove of assistance to those who are interested in the proper fire-protection of Hospitals for the Insane.
Page 66 - Upon the Captain of a Hose Company depends, to a great extent, the success of the company's work.
Page 19 - If slates are to be used, they should also be laid over mortar, as they are subject to almost instant destruction when exposed to a moderate degree of heat, and sparks can often pass between the cracks.
Page 22 - The most efficient fire door is constructed of two thicknesses of tongued and grooved...

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