The Reading Fire Department

Issue 14 and Volume 52.

The Reading Fire Department The fire department of Reading, Pa., although volunteer, is as reliable in its work as any that is paid. Its equipment, also, is quite up to date. It is as follows: One Metropolitan engine, 1 Amoskeag engine, 3 Silsby engines, 2 Clapp & Jones engines, 2 American-La France engines, 1 Ahrens engine, 1 Nott engine, 2 hook and ladder trucks, 2 chemical engines, 9 combination wagons, 2 auto combination wagons, 2 chemical engines, 2 ambulances, including a motor; 2 extra ambulances, 28 fire extinguishers, 68 horses, 17,800 feet of hose, 3 extra hose wagons, 92 fire alarm boxes, 4 smoke protectors, 7 life-saving nets, 60 feet of 3Va-inch hose, 11 hydrant valves, 2 3-way Siamese. 2 tin-cutters, 2 wire-cutters, 2 Eastman 3½-⅛⅛ nozzles. The ladders used by truck companies were as follows: Number of ladders used bv truck companies: Washington— one each of 12, 16, 18,…

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