Detroit Department Keeps Ahead

Issue 7 and Volume 89.

Detroit Department Keeps Ahead First Large Fire Department to Install Closed Body Pumpers—Many Other “Firsts” to Its Credit THIS month the Fire Department of the city of Detroit celebrated the delivery of four new sedan type pumpers, built by the Seagrave Corporation, Columbus, Ohio, from designs worked out jointly by the company and by the Mechanical Division of the Detroit hire Department. In these new machines all equipment, suction hose, ladders, etc., are inside the body. A seat the length of the body is provided for the men, with entrance at the rear, and exit at the front. These sedan pumpers can carry more hose than the open types of machines. Detroit First in Many Improvements According to Chief Walter Israel and Chief of Apparatus Edward Rumsey, the Detroit department, the first large department to adopt the closed body pumper, was also the first to adopt pneumatic tires, shaft driven…

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