Pacific Coast Chiefs Meet at Portland

Issue 10 and Volume 104.

Pacific Coast Chiefs Meet at Portland A high point in the annual convention of the Pacific Coast and Inter-Mountain Association of Fire Chiefs, held in Portland, Oregon, on August 7-10, was the display of marine fire fighting power by Portland fireboats “David Campbell” and “Karl Gunster” on the Willamette River just off shore from the city’s new central fire station. The two boats, using 5-inch nozzles in one demonstration, threw streams nearly across the river. In other demonstrations, using three main nozzles and six side or rail pipes, each discharged approximately 10,000 G.P.M., and as a finale, each vessel sent streams of colored water th.rough its forward nozzle, the colors changing from brilliant pink, to red, green, purple and other shades. In a demonstration of relay operations, water from the river was sent through more than 3,000 feet of hose to emerge at high pressure from the terminal nozzles. Boats…

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