New Pumper for Santa Fe

Issue 2 and Volume 95.

New Pumper for Santa Fe A new American-La-France pumper was recently added to the equipment of the Santa Fe, N. M., Fire Department. This new truck, the fourth to be added to the department’s motor equipment, has a pumping capacity of 500 gallons a minute and carries 1,200 feet of 2 1/4-inch hose in addition to auxiliary equipment. The ladder carried is an allaluminum, 45-foot, 3-fly extension. The truck also carries a booster pump with a 100-gallon tank for use on small fires and in districts away from fire hydrants. Santa Fe, which is one of the older cities in the United States, was settled by the Spanish in 1610. Its volunteer fire department was formed in 1922 following a disastrous blaze that destroyed the old De Vargas hotel. Many of the charter members are still active in the organization. The department is of little expense to the city in…

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