Fire Service Traditions and History, Firefighting

The Professor

多多在线观看免费视频Issue 3 and Volume 164.

BY GLENN P. CORBETT Photo 1: Cornices, the decorative trim at the top of exterior walls of many 19th-century buildings, were typically made of stone, wood, sheet metal over wood, or just metal. This side view of a 21st-century descendent shows its synthetic polystyrene core and plywood backing. These new cornices still pose a collapse potential and can spread fire just like their ancestors. Photo 2: This is an 1850s iron beam in an old mill. The inability of early 19th-century rolling mills to create flanges on the top and bottom necessitated the inclusion of this iron rod; the rod is used to deal with the tensile forces at the bottom of the beam. Photo 3: The March 25, 1911, fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company in New York City is one of the most famous fires in American history. Fire spread quickly throughout the Asch Building’s 9th floor; a…

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