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New Door Opener Placed at Hempstead

Issue 5 and Volume 81.

New Door Opener Placed at Hempstead A new type quick-acting door has been installed in a Hempstead, L. I., fire station. The door operates in two units of two doors each and works by an electric motor. But five seconds arc required to clear the entire opening—operation is noiseless and free from jar as the doors swing to the full open position. As soon as a fire alarm is received, the man in charge of the station throws a switch which starts the motor. The doors arc open wide before the fire apparatus motor can be started. The doors of the Hempstead station are painted cream with a black trim. This makes a pleasing color combination. The doors were manufactured and installed by the Truscon Steel Company, Youngstown, Ohio. Date Set for Pennsylvania Firemen Convention—The Board of Control of the Central Pennsylvania Volunteer Firemen’s Association met at Clearfield and discussed…

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