Fire House on Cape Cod

Issue 2 and Volume 92.

Fire House on Cape Cod An interesting small town fire station of unusual design is that at Cotuit, Mass., on historic old Cape Cod. Cotuit is a fire district of the town of Barnstable and has a population of approximately 700 persons in the winter and several thousand during the summer tourist season. For the past twelve years, Chief Alexander S. Childs and his assistant, Ormand Dottridge, have worked hard to build up a Fire Department in Cotuit. The townspeople became interested and set about the task of obtaining real protection for the community. First under the PWA a water system was made a reality; then a Maxim combination pumper was purchased; but it was found that the existing fire station would not house the new apparatus. As a project was needed for the unemployed, a small appropriation was made and it was voted to demolish an abandoned school and…

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