Gasoline Curfew Hinders Firemen

Issue 10 and Volume 94.

Gasoline Curfew Hinders Firemen The 7 P. M. to 7 A. M. gasoline curfew that has caused many private automobile owners in the Eastern states a headache, is now working havoc in the Fire Departments. On September 15 Chief Tuttle of the Woodbury, Conn., Fire Department received a call for a fire in a barn owned by Mary Miller near the Woodbury-Middlebury line. Chief Tuttle and his crew aboard the Hotchkissville Hose Company’s apparatus left the fire station and completed a mile and a half of the four mile run. The fi,re apparatus refused to budge another inch. Inspection found the gasoline tank empty. It was after 7 P. M. and all stations along the line were closed for the night. Chief Tuttle had to hunt up an employe of a Main Street garage and get five gallons of gasoline which the Chief figured would be enough until the company…

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