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Slippery Water

A Demonstrated Advance in Fire-Fighting Technology

Published 1969

by Edward H. Blum


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A collection of documents concerning slippery water. Already released by the City of New York, these documents include the following: a press release issued by the Office of the Mayor; background information (including the history of the project) about slippery water; the agenda for the slippery water demonstration by the fire department; remarks by Edward H. Blum; prepared remarks by Mayor Lindsay; the narrative for the slippery water demonstration; and pictures of slippery water in action. Detailed technical information and a more thorough description of RAND's part in this major development are forthcoming.

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