Arson Stories Related

Arson Stories Related

Interesting stories of arson investigation work were related by A. Bruce Bielaski, Assistant Manager of the National Board of Fire Underwriters, who was the principal speaker at the meeting of the Box 52 Association, Inc., of Boston, held on the evening of November 16, in the Boston Chamber of Commerce building.

President P. Hildreth Parker appointed Chief Selden R. Allen, Brookline, Chairman and presiding officer for the evening. Fire Commissioner William Arthur Reilly and Chief Samuel J. Pope, Boston, spoke and motion pictures of the Boston Fire Department were shown by Captain William B. Coughlin. Copies of the hurricane issue of “Telephone Topics” were distributed, and Secretary C. Elmer Gane issued the first of the new official Boston fire line cards to members in good standing. These cards, issued jointly by the Secretaries of the Box 52 Association and Boston Sparks Association, are endorsed with the signature of Fire Commissioner Reilly and replace the former metal badges.

Chiefs Inspect New Model of Quad Apparatus at Maxim Open House Two hundred Chiefs attended the open house held by the Maxim Motor Company, Middleboro, Mass., to inspect a new model of quadruple apparatus. The unit was delivered to Manchester, N. H. The apparatus has a 150 h.p. cylinder engine. 500-gallon centrifugal pump, 100-galton booster tank and has a divided hose body to carry 1,200 feet of 2>4-inch hose. The hose is delivered from each side at the rear instead of at the middle. It carries 260 feet of ladders, the longest beiny 50 feet.

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