Cedar Falls Host to Iowa Firemen

Issue 9 and Volume 97.

Cedar Falls Host to Iowa Firemen The Cedar Falls Fire Department acted as hosts to the Sixty-seventh Annual meeting and war conference of the Iowa Firemen’s Association and Mutual Aid Service when it met there on September 19 and 20. The Cedar Falls department is a fourman paid department including the chief and has a roster of ten volunteer firemen over half of which hold a ten-year certificate. Their equipment consists of a 1940 Peter Pirsch quad equipped with a 750-gallon pump and 170 feet of aluminum ladders and all necessary fire fighting equipment. In addition a new Seagrave 750-gallon pumper with a sevenman cab was just delivered in August. The department also has an inhalator and boat and trailer to carry the equipment as it is needed. Chief J. M. Peterson who heads up the department, has been chief for twenty-six years and a member of the fire department…

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