Army Jeep Used as Fire Fighter

Army Jeep Used as Fire Fighter

Side View of the World's First Jeep Fire Engine. The Unit Is Not Yet Equipped with Front Mounted Pump

Canadian Army Photo

The first two of an estimated fifteen jeeps to be converted into miniature fire engines recently rolled out of the Canadian Mechanical Transport Shop at Ottawa. They will be used in coastal areas.

The converted jeeps will join a fleet of heavier fire reels now in use at Canadian training centers. They are expected to be particularly valuable in mountainous and wooded areas.

Features of the army’s newest fire fighting equipment is a Barton type pump which is operated by the jeep’s motor. Mounted forward of the radiator, the pump can he put into action in seconds.

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