Ventnor City Fire Department

Issue 12 and Volume 53.

Ventnor City Fire Department To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the founding of Ventnor City, N. J., on June 7, a novel exhibition will be given of the wonderfully up-to-date fire department of the city. Ventnor boasts of the only horseless fire department in a town of its size in the country, every piece being driven by power. There are live pieces altogether, a large Robinson “Jumbo” engine, which will pump 950 gallons of water a minute; a Webb engine, pumping 750 gallons a minute; a Rowe chemical engine, which can he driven at the rate of fifty miles an hour; a large up-to-date aerial truck, with Cristy front-drive tractor, and a supply wagon, with a speed of more than forty miles an hour. This magnificent battery of automobile fire engines cost more than $25,000 and the fire station, pumping station and equipment, cost altogether $100,000. When it is considered…

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