Crash Trucks for South Africa

Issue 2 and Volume 93.

Crash Trucks for South Africa Recently South Africa received a shipment of crash trucks for airport equipment from the LaFrance Fire Engine and Foamite Limited, Toronto, Can. These trucks have aroused considerable interest in governmental circles, and it is believed a great many more will be built in Canada for export to other British Possessions for use at airports. The chassis are Ford, powered with a Mercury Engine, and equipped with tandem rear axles. The equipment carried includes four seventy-five-pound Alfite (carbon dioxide) cylinders; two Alfite reels with 100 feet of hose on each; two 2 1/2-gallon Foamite fire department type extinguishers; two Alfite fifteen-pound extinguishers; six pails of powder which when mixed in a 200 (Imperial) gallon water tank permits a discharge of 2,400 (Imperial) gallons of fire foam; a generator for mixing the powder; two fifty-foot lengths of 1 Flinch special generator hose and a nozzle; and a…

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