Acid Placed in Pumper’s Gasoline Tank

Issue 5 and Volume 80.

Acid Placed in Pumper’s Gasoline Tank Spurred on by some motive which the investigation committee were unable to discover, members of Engine Co. 27 of Boston located in the Charlestown section, placed sulphuric acid in the gasoline tank of the pumper. Commissioner Hultman, as a result of this, has transferred the firemen of this company to stations distant from their homes as punishment. No blame could be attached to the officers so they were left at their old command. The investigating committee believe that some members of the company were stationed as watchmen while others made the trip back and forth from the place where the acid was stored to the apparatus floor. As the container used to convey the acid held only a pint and a half, several trips were necessary to fill the gasoline tank with two gallons of the acid. It is the belief of some that…

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