No Hydrant Trouble in Montreal

Issue 25 and Volume 82.

No Hydrant Trouble in Montreal In the report of the Birmingham Convention of the I. A. F. C. appearing in our October 30th issue, a statement was made to the effect that last year the apparatus of six stations in Montreal responded to an alarm of fire and found five out of the six hydrants first approached to be frozen. A check-up on this statement discloses information that this incident occurred not last year, but many years back. As a matter of fact, Montreal has experienced but comparatively few frozen hydrants during the past several years, which is a very commendable condition, considering the cold winters experienced in that city. In the Montreal department the Ross thawing device is used with effectiveness equal to the old steam pumper for thawing hydrants. The Ross device is installed on many of the pumpers.

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