Leadership

Water Stations Extend Protection

Issue 5 and Volume 90.

Water Stations Extend Protection Water and Fire Protection Facilities Made Available to Residents of Outlying Areas by Construction of Reservoirs THREE years ago I had a hobby of making places where the Fire Department could obtain water, outside of the water mains. The cause of this hobby was a fire which occurred on July 3, 1934. Lightning struck a barn on the Amherst Road near what is known as the Willows. The Department made a quick run to the scene and laid two lines of hose across the field and had two good streams playing on the buildings. Then the water in the brook gave out, and we lost all the buildings. If we had had plenty of water at the time, we could have saved the house, as it had just started to burn when we arrived. Upon returning to the station the thought occurred to me, why not…

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