New York Plans Replacing Old Water Towers With “Aerial Towers”

Issue 7 and Volume 109.

New York Plans Replacing Old Water Towers With “Aerial Towers” FEATURES A SPECIAL FIRE ENGINEERING REPORT: Legendary Apparatus to Be Retired in Favor of Converted Modern Metal Ladders for Greater Efficiency, Flexibility, Economy NEW YORK is not the first city to put its water towers in moth balls, but it is the first to deliberately set about converting the modern metal aerial ladder into an effective water tower. The decision was reached by Fire Commissioner Edward F. Cavanagh Jr. and Chief of Department Edward Connors after long deliberation, which culminated in a series of tests on March 27 last on Welfare Island, conducted by Acting Battalion Chief Harry M. Irwin, Chief Supervising Engineer, Division of Fire Fighting Equipment and his aides, Lieutenants Ryan, Clements and Clark, Supervising Engineers; Shop Foreman Tom Brown, and others. Attending observers at these tests in addition to the Commissioner and Chief of Department, were many…

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