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The Physics of Firefighting 

This article, from the American Association of Physics Teachers' 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.

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Published December 1, 1990
Last Modified November 15, 2007

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