On a recent occasion while the Flint, Mich., fire department was speeding to a fire three pieces of apparatus were put out of commission in two different parts of the city. In one case the auto hose truck from the central fire station, which was traveling at the rate of 40 miles an hour, crashed into the chemical wagon from the same station, which had stopped to allow a switch engine to pass. Several firemen were injured, two seriously, and both trucks were wrecked. One pipeman suffered a fracture of both legs and was internally injured, and one of the crew of the chemical wagon was badly cut about the head and sustained internal injuries. Another hose wagon, which was dispatched to the fire, also met with an accident. The hose became entangled about the wheels and the firemen were unable to proceed. The burning house was destroyed when firemen from the south end of the city arrived.