Disaster Truck for Edgewater

Disaster Truck for Edgewater

A “disaster truck,” similar to trucks maintained by the U. S. Army for use in case of airplane crashes, is to be added to the Fire Department of Edgewater, N. J. The truck will be used for rescue and first aid work in all cases of disaster.

Equipment on the truck will include a 5,000-watt electric generator, 500-gallon capacity pumps and a tank which will carry 250 gallons of water. There will also be oxygen masks, an inhalator, smoke masks, electric power hammer, saw and auger; asbestos suits, heating pads, blankets, a stretcher, kits equipped for treatment of those temporarily blinded; a life line, block and tackle, steel bars for prying open the bodies of autos in case of wrecks, and 2 1/2 and l 1/2-inch hose.

The truck’s cab will have the capacity for six men. Delivery is expected about the middle of June.

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