Wooden Fire Shields Used at Ocean Grove

Issue 9 and Volume 71.

Wooden Fire Shields Used at Ocean Grove The Ocean Grove, N. J., fire department acting upon the suggestion of Chief Louis Howland and with the approval of the hoard of fire commissioners, has adopted three fire shields, one to he carried by each company. These shields were constructed by Assistant Chief Charles Hickman, who was a carpenter by trade, and are made of wood, six feet square, and so constructed that they fold lengthwise in the center. They are supported by a stout frame which is hinged and shield and frame fold together compactly. The frame is covered with asbestos over which a zinc cover has been fastened. There is a circular opening in the frame about one foot in diameter which will permit of two lines of hose being directed without danger of the firemen being scorched while at work.

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