New Apparatus for Franklin, Pa.

Issue 9 and Volume 92.

New Apparatus for Franklin, Pa. A new quadruple combination truck was recently purchased by the Franklin Volunteer Company. It has a closed cab mounted on a Ford 1 1/2-ton chassis. It carries a 500-gallon pump, 150-gallon booster tank, a 35-foot truss ladder overhead, 1,200 feet of 2 1/2-inch hose, and 200 feet of 1 1/2-inch leader line hose on a removable tray. Half the 2 1/2-inch hose is laid for tire-to-hydrant use, and half for hydrant-to-fire use. This, together with a similar unit, is well adapted for small community and rural protection. A unique night fire alarm system simultaneously contacts the firemen’s homes and informs of the location of the fire.

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