The Gordon Bade water rake
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): R. E. Reinhardt
Publication Year: 1957

Cataloging Information

  • duff
  • fire control
  • fire equipment
  • fire suppression
  • litter
  • mopping up
  • soil permeability
  • water
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Record Last Modified: June 4, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 33455
Tall Timbers Record Number: 7609
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: A13.32:18/3
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

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Experienced fire control men who have used the water rake believe it is a practicable and worthwhile water-saving device. It is recommended for use where water is scarce and in deep duff where water penetration is slow. One water rake is recommended for each tanker unit in areas where council tools are standard fire fighting equipment.

Online Link(s):
Reinhardt, R. E. 1957. The Gordon Bade water rake. Fire Control Notes, v. 18, no. 3, p. 127-129.