Leadership

Frederick Volunteers Stop Grain Elevator Fire

Issue 5 and Volume 116.

Frederick Volunteers Stop Grain Elevator Fire Fast, effective action on the part of volunteer fire fighters in Frederick, Md., on January 3, controlled a potentially high-loss fire in the Southern States Cooperative grain and feed elevator at Carroll and Commerce Streets. The fire announced itself with a heavy volume of smoke that poured out of the upper vents and brought on a general alarm that was sounded in each of the city’s four fire stations at 4:45 p.m. The alarm brought response from United Fire Co. 3 (1,200-gpm pumper, rescue wagon and ambulance); Independent Hose Co. 1 (750-gpm pumper); Junior Fire Co. 2 (750-gpm pumper); and Citizens Truck Co. (100-foot aerial). At the time of the fire the city was still blanketed with snow from several storms and the temperature was 24 degrees. On arrival at the fire ground, two 2 1/2inch lines were stretched by the United Pumper. Two…

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