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This article, from The Physics Teacher, explains how water puts out fires. It also contains a description of how firefighters determine the water pressure for their hoses--and this physics is taught in fire academies.
%A Robert Egler %T The Physics of Firefighting %J Phys. Teach. %V 28 %N 9 %D December 1, 1990 %P 599 %I American Association of Physics Teachers %C College Park %U http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.2343173 %O application/pdf
%0 Journal Article %A Egler, Robert %D December 1, 1990 %T The Physics of Firefighting %J Phys. Teach. %I American Association of Physics Teachers %V 28 %N 9 %P 599 %8 December 1, 1990 %U http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.2343173
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