Chattanooga to Purchase New Equipment
As a Defense Public Works project the city of Chattanooga, Tenn., plans to purchase fire fighting equipment consisting of four 1,000-gallon pumping engines, four 750-gallon pumping engines, one 750-gallon combination ladder truck and a portable floodlight unit. The improvements will cost $50,000, of which a grant of $25,000 has been given by the federal government. The city will make up the difference.
Existing equipment is not adequate to meet demands placed upon it due to increase in population. This increase is caused by defense activities at Fort Oglethorpe and the U. S. Army Ordnance plant.