Chinese Firemen Use Novel Pumper

Chinese Firemen Use Novel Pumper

The fire department of the Chinese city of Pootung is not only peculiar in its uniform, as will be seen by the accompanying illustration, but also unique in its equipment. It recently purchased a Fuller & Johnson force pump outfit and mounted it on a locally made hand truck. The entire equipment was then painted red to conform with the fire protection regulations of the city and a bell was added.

Fire Department of Pootung, China

The new apparatus, on the day it was tested, is said to have drawn great crowds of the populace to witness this new method of fighting the fire demon. The outfit it was said, gave a very good account of itself.

Pumping Outfit of Pootung Fire Department

It is expected that several other fire departments of Chinese cities will adopt this mode of fire-fighting.

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