Leadership

Death of Ernest Pinsoneault

Issue 3 and Volume 61.

Death of Ernest Pinsoneault Ernest Pinsoneault, master mechanic of the Watertown, N. Y., fire department, and an associate member of the International Association of Fire Engineers, died at Watertown on January 5. He was taken ill on December 26. Mr. Pinsoneault was born in Canada in 1851. He became connected with the volunteer fire department in Watertown in 1880. In 1901 the department became a paid department and Mr. Pinsoneault was appointed engineer and assigned to Company No. 1. He was appointed master mechanic on January 1, 1915. He was associated with Chief Henry C. Bundy in the invention of door springs to open doors when an alarm is given and close them as apparatus left the engine house. The patent was sold to M. H. Hart, of Sandy Hook, Conn., and the springs were put in use in local engine houses and others throughout the country. In speaking of…

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