Leadership

Fire Apparatus Salvaged from a Fire

Issue 6 and Volume 77.

Fire Apparatus Salvaged from a Fire The left hand picture in the illustration herewith shows the condition of an American-LaFrance triple combination car belonging to the Bay Shore, L. I., N. Y., fire department the morning after a fire had destroyed the fire station of the city. During the blaze this apparatus stood in the doorway, between the annex and main building, through which the fire swept. The heat was so intense that the suction hose, ladders, and upholstery were completely burned away, the steering wheel was melted and the gasoline tank seams opened allowing gasoline to spread over the hose in the hose body destroying several hundred feet of hose. The finish of the car was removed as if with a blow torch. In spite of this baptism of fire, the apparatus was quickly repaired, the ignition was rewired, the steering wheel, which had been destroyed, replaced with a…

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