. Bulletin (Pennsylvania Department of Forests and Waters), no. 36-37. Forests and forestry. The Rich Fire-tool, Which can bo Adjusted into Four Positions is a Mostj Effective Fire-fighting Instrument. A satisfactory arrangement of crew is as follows: The warden or foreman directs the course and location of the fire-break, if one must be made. He is in charge of the whole fire-fighting force and should urge each man to do his best. According to the amount of brush to be cut one or two axemen or brushcutters follow the war- den. Four men with small wooden rakes, or some other tool, one working

. Bulletin (Pennsylvania Department of Forests and Waters), no. 36-37. Forests and forestry. The Rich Fire-tool, Which can bo Adjusted into Four Positions is a Mostj Effective Fire-fighting Instrument. A satisfactory arrangement of crew is as follows: The warden or foreman directs the course and location of the fire-break, if one must be made. He is in charge of the whole fire-fighting force and should urge each man to do his best. According to the amount of brush to be cut one or two axemen or brushcutters follow the war- den. Four men with small wooden rakes, or some other tool, one working  Stock Photo
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. Bulletin (Pennsylvania Department of Forests and Waters), no. 36-37. Forests and forestry. The Rich Fire-tool, Which can bo Adjusted into Four Positions is a Mostj Effective Fire-fighting Instrument. A satisfactory arrangement of crew is as follows: The warden or foreman directs the course and location of the fire-break, if one must be made. He is in charge of the whole fire-fighting force and should urge each man to do his best. According to the amount of brush to be cut one or two axemen or brushcutters follow the war- den. Four men with small wooden rakes, or some other tool, one working close to the other, make a clean trail, exposing the mineral soil, raking the material to the side away from the fire unless it is needed to start a back-fire. Next comes a man with a torch. He must not set fire too rapidly for the nearest raker, nor the guards who follow him. If the torchman sets fire too rapidly for the rakers the heat may drive them off their course, and if too rapidly for the . ik^z^:-'-iJPliu:^^i^ 23 guards, the fire may not burn away from the trail fast enough to permit their moving up with the torchman. As a result sparks may blow across the trail where there will be no one to discover and stamp them out immediately. Four alert and active guards can take care of a long line of back-fire. They should have three-gallon spray tanks and a continuous supply of water. They should have also a rake or broom. Pine brush may be used in the absence of a better tool. The rear guard must be the most dependable man in the crew for he must determine when the line is safe and must not leave it until it is safe. It is important that someone who knows the woods after dark should be detailed to carry water.. Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.. Pennsylvania. Dept. of Forests and Waters. Harri

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