New Orleans Uses Motorcycle Side Car “Apparatus”

Issue 11 and Volume 103.

New Orleans Uses Motorcycle Side Car “Apparatus” In an effort to reduce the unnecessary response of heavier and more expensive fire-fighting equipment, the New Orleans Fire Department, Chief Howard Dey, has installed a new “firecycle.” The “apparatus” is a large size motorcycle and side car, the latter equipped with two types of fire extinguishers (including CO2), 300 feet of small hose and other equipment. The unit, driven by a fireman, responds to automobile fires in the principal business district.

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