Former Head of the Atlanta Fire Department and Ex-President of I. A. F. E. Passes Away—Had Been Ailing for Some Time

As we go to press word comes of the death of ex-Fire Chief W. R. Joyner, of Atlanta, popularly known in fire-fighting circles as “Cap.” Joyner, on Monday, January 5. Chief Joyner bore the unusual distinction of having served three terms as president of the I. A. F. E., he having been elected in 1887, and again in 1903 and 1904. He also served as mayor of Atlanta in 1907-8, and as state fire marshal of Georgia.

Ex-Chief Joyner has been in bad health for some time and his death was the culmination of his illness. He passed away at the residence of his son in Atlanta.

New Mack rescue truck recently placed in service in the New York City fire department. The apparatus is equipped with smoke helmet, pulmotors, life guu, and all of the latest accoutrements necessary to this type of emergency work. Plans are under way to install a similar apparatus in the borough of Brooklyn, the present apparatus being installed in Manhattan, under command of Captain Walter L. Lamb.

Minden, Neb., Orders Modern Appparatus—The town of Minden, Neb., has ordered a new LaFrance-Brockway Torpedo 300-gallon triple combination car. The new apparatus will have a carrying capacity for 1,000 feet of hose and is equipped with a 40-gallon chemical tank tested up to 400 pounds pressure and 200 feet of chemical hose besides minor equipment.

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