Bridgeport Firemen Supply Free Wood
To supply needy families with firewood during the present cold weather, members of the Bridgeport. Conn., Fire Department are spending every minute of their spare time furiously sawing and chopping huge telephone poles, railroad ties and old logs into firewood. A power saw was installed recently in the yard at the rear of No. 6 Fire Station on Barnum Avenue through the courtesy of a Bridgeport construction firm.
Firemen who are on the off-platoon transport the poles from various parts of the city to Station No. 6. After the wood has been cut into stove lengths by the men on duty, the men off duty deliver the wood to the homes of the poor families around the city. At this writing over eight hundred cords of wood have been delivered. Letters of praise for the interest that the firemen at Bridgeport have taken during the present unemployment situation have been received from many of the families who received wood. The local newspapers also gave high praise to the fire fighters through their editorial columns for the work accomplished by the men.