Minneapolis Fire Department Appliances

Issue 20 and Volume 68.

Minneapolis Fire Department Appliances The following letter from Chief C. W. Ringer of the Minneapolis, Minn., fire department with its enclosures is self-explanatory: To the Editor: At the Fire Chiefs Convention in Toronto, last July, I had several inquiries relative to appliances in use in this department, of which I am sending you a brief description and photographs, since I believe they may be of service to other departments. Yours truly, C. W. RINGER, Chief Engineer. Minneapolis, Minn., October 15, 1920. Number 1 Hose or Portable Water Station This combination piece of apparatus is located in the down town heavily insured district at Station No. 1, Sixth Avenue and Third Street, and was designed for the purpose of concentrating the water supply directly at a fire and consists of a fiveton four wheel drive chassis equipped with a hose body 5 feet wide and 11 feet long, with two partitions…

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