Contracts for Webb Apparatus
Wakefield, Mass., will soon receive from the Webb Motor Fire Apparatus Company, of St. Louis, a third-size triple combination motor fire engine, and Yoakum, Tex., a third-size Webb motor triple combination pumping engine, chemical and hose car, DeKalb, Ill., has joined the ranks of motor fire apparatus users, Chief Thomas S. Murray having purchased a Webb combination chemical hose motor car. Frank M. Woodward, for a number of years one of the principal delivering engineers for the Webb Motor Fire Apparatus Company, and well known to many of the fire officials throughout the country, has been appointed in charge of the motor section of the Calgary, Alberta, fire department.
At the present time, this division embraces four pieces of up-to-date motor fire apparatus. Montana is rapidly coming to the front as a user of motor fire apparatus. A print of a most up-todate combination chemical and hose car used in Bozeman, appeared in a recent issue of this paper, and Anaconda has now contracted for a similar piece of apparatus. Its construction is special in the fact that it is particularly designed for efficient work either on the steepest grades or on long stretches of bad road. The city of Vancouver, B. C., has received its 85-foot four wheel gas and electric drive Webb motor aerial hook and ladder truck. In the road tests preliminary to shipping, this truck was tested out through the heaviest of the winter’s snow. It easily negotiated St. Louis’ steepest hills and deepest snow drifts without any apparent difficulty.