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Fire Boat Tender Mounted on Bus Chassis

Issue 15 and Volume 80.

Fire Boat Tender Mounted on Bus Chassis Two fire boat tenders which are assigned to work in conjunction with the response of the fire boats in Los Angeles, Cal., have been constructed in the department’s shop on Mackbus chassis. A third Mack bus chassis has been used to mount a salvage wagon body. The equipment of the tenders consists of 950 feet of 3 1/2-inch hose, 1,000 feet of 2 1/2-inch hose, 250 feet of 1 1/2-inch hose, brass nozzles, and various size connections. The apparatus is eqiupped with ladders, searchlights, chemical extinguishers and a turret nozzle. The chassis has 196-inch wheel base. The bodies were built under the direction of Edward Hendricks, chief master mechanic, and James Ainsworth, shop superintendent, in accordance with specifications drafted by Chief Ralph J. Scott. The center of gravity of the apparatus is very low so that the apparatus can ride easy over the…

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