City Department Borrows Volunteer Tanker The Auburn, N. Y., Fire Department borrowed a 1,125-gallon tanker from the Fleming No. 1 Fire Department during the recent February snow storm and subzero cold spell. At the same time Fleming Assistant Chief James Lawton was hired to drive the emergency vehicle. Auburn officials stated the tanker would be used in case cold weather froze hydrants or the high snow banks made locating hydrants difficult. None of the Auburn pumpers carries more than 150 gallons in its booster tank.