Issue 1 and Volume 44.

NEW YORK STATE FIRE CHIEFS MEETING [CONCLUDED] Topic No. 3—Up to the present time has the Automobile Fire Apparatus made a successful substitute to the Horse-drawn Apparatus, and what can be expected in the future—By Mr. George W. Kerr, Springfield, Mass. The inspiring cause of my appearance before you today is my employment with that company which was, I believe, the first in the United States actually to build and place in regular fire department service gasoline motorpropelled fire apparatus, the Knox Automobile company of Springfield, Mass. My remarks will be confined to a consideration of auto fire apparatus. It is my firm faith in the final development and use of such apparatus that impels me to place before you some facts from the records of those pieces of apparatus which have been long enough in service to furnish ground for comparison with horse-drawn apparatus. Probably all of you can…

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