Carnival at Victor, B. C.

Carnival at Victor, B. C.

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At a carnival held in Victoria. B. C., during the first week in August, the contests between the various fire companies were among the most interesting features. The competitions of hose and ladder companies of the volunteer departmen’s are recorded below, with their results:

(1) Run with hose jumper 100 yards to hydrant, connect and lay 250 feet of hose, put on nozzle and play water. Time to be taken from the drop of the semaphore to when water passes nozzle.

(2) Run with hose jumper 100 yards to hydrant, connect and lay 250 feet of hose, put on nozzle and play water, then shut down hydrant, replace second length of hose from hydrant with one from off jumper, and then get water. Time to be taken from the drop of the semaphore to when water leaves nozzle after having supposed bttrsted length replaced.

The following volunteer departments competed tor the above two events: Munroe. Wash., Burlington. Wash., Alberni. B C., Medicine Hat. Alta., C. P. R. Hotel fire department. Victoria, B. C.

First race won by Munroe department. Time, 49 4/3 seconds. Second price, first race, C. P. R. Empress Hotel. Time, 51 seconds.

Paid Fire Department Events

(1) Start with hose wagon 150 vards from hydrant, connect and lay 250 feet of hose, put on nozzle and play water. Time to be taken from the drop of the semaphore to when water passes nozzle.

(2) Start with hose wagon 150 vards from hydrant, connect and lay 250 feet of hose, put on nozzle and play water: disconnect nozzle from hose, use Siamese one into two lines of 50 feet each, put on nozzles and play water. Time to be taken from the drop of the semaphore to when water passes nozzles after being Siamesed.

(3) Start with hose wagon 150 yards from hydrant, connect and lay 250 feet of hose, put on nozzle and play water, then shut down hydrant, replace the third length of hose from hydrant with a fresh one from wagon, and then play water.

(4) Start with hose wagon 150 yards from building, to he designated, connect line of hose to hydrant, and lake out sufficient hose from wagon to reach five stories, and then climb the fire escapes and with hose rope draw up hose line with nozzle attached, securely fastening the same to each fire escape platform, and ready for water. Time to be taken from the drop of the semaphore to when hose line has been fastened, and point of nozzle is over the top railing of top platform.

(5) Drive aerial truck to a designated five-story building, connect line of hose to hydrant, stretch out hose to top of ladder, securely fastening hose to ladder at four different points, and ready for water; man with nozzle to be within six rungs ot top of ladder. Time to be taken from the stopping of truck till the last fastening is made and nozzle through rung of ladder.

(6) Drill with 55-foot extension ladder, ladder to be raised and placed against the building, which is to be designated, man to ascend to top and descend to bottom, ladder to be lowered, support poles placed in position on ladder and men to form in company line when finished. Time to be taken from start of raising ladder, until team forms company line.

Owing to no entries for the last six events. No. 1 and No. 3 Hose Companies competed against one another, and No. 1 Truck Company had no opposition in ladder events.

First event, won by No. 3 Company; time. 34 2-5 seconds (horse drawn wagon). No 1 Company second; time, 37 seconds (motor apparatus).

Second event, won by No. 3 Company; time, 1 minute, 3 seconds (horse drawn wagon). No. 1 Comnany in making the run missed the hydrant.

Third event, won by No. 3 Company: time. 51 2-5 seconds (horse drawn wagonl. No. 1 Company second: time, 1 minute, 11 2-5 seconds (motor apparatus).

Fourth event, won by No. 1 Hose Company: time, 1 minute. 5 seconds (motor apparatus). Second. No. 3 Company: time. 1 minute, 11 seconds (horse drawn apparatusl.

Fifth event, won by No 1 Truck Company; time. 35 seconds: Fireman R. Taylor at top; Seagrave 75-foot quick aerial ladder used.

Sixth event, won by No. 1 Truck Company; time, 45 seconds; Fireman J. P. Parnell at top: 55-foot Seagravp trussed extension ladder used.

General Rules Governing Events

(1) All hose used in these contests to be 2 1/2-inch cotton rubber lined.

(2) The contests for volunteer departments will he run with a hose jumper of at least 300 founds weight, and to carry not less than 350 feet of hose.

(3) The contests for paid fire departments can be run with either an auto or horse drawn hose wagon, wagon to carry not less than 1,000 feet of hose

(4) Competitions include neatness and dispatch, all hose cuplings to have three full turns, and all hose lines to he laid so as to cause as little friction as nossible; a penalty of one second will be added for each and every error.

(5) A—Teams for volunteer contests will be limited to eight men. R—Truck companies to consist of eight men and driver. C—PTose companies to consist of five men and driver.

Tudees for volunteer events—Chief J. H. Carlisle. Vancouver. B. C.; A. W. Ross, secretary Mainland Fire Insurance Underwriters’ Association, Vancouver, B. C.; Chief Thomas Davis, Victoria, B. C.

Judges for oaid fire department events—Chief J. H. Carlisle. Vancouver. B. C.: A. W. Ross, secretary Mainland Fire Insurance LTnderwriters’ Association, Vancouver. B C.: T. L. Noble, secretary Vancouver Island Fire Underwriters’ Association. Victoria. B. C.

Official time-keeper for hoth comnetitions— T M Whitney. Victoria. B. C.: A. T. Hill. Canadian Pine Company. Vancouver. R. C.: W. G. Allan. Canadian Consolidated Rubber Company. Vancouver. B. C.

Official starter—Deputy Chief V. W. Stewart, Victoria fire department.

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