Fire Apparatus at Boston Auto Show
There was an interesting display of motor fire apparatus at the Boston Automobile Show in Mechanics’ Building. The American-LaFrance Fire Engine Company, of Elmira, N. Y., showed a triple combination 750-gallon motor pumping car equipped with pneumatic tires. This engine has been sold to the Rumford, Me., fire department. A. H. Kohnen was in charge of the exhibition. The International Motor Company showed a handsome Mack triple combination car, the fine points of which were explained by W. A. Maynard. The FoamiteChilds Corporation displayed the Indian Fire Patrol, a motor cycle with sidecar equipped with hose, chemical extinguishers, axe, etc. B. W. Dezotel was in charge of the exhibit which included a number of Foamite extinguishers and the Fire-Gun for automobile fires. The Maxim Motor Company, of Middleboro, Mass., had an extensive display including a six-cylinder city service hook and ladder truck. 750-gallon triple combination car and a 400-gallon triple combination car. The larger of the two engines has been sold to the Bronxville fire department, of East Chester, N. Y. Ernest L. Maxim, ex-Chief W. N. Avery, of Worcester, and ex-Duputy Chief George Kuss, of New York, had charge of the apparatus. A cut-out model was shown of a full-sized 750-gallon pump revealing all working parts of the mechanism. Many fire department officials visited the various exhibits which were in the basement with commercial vehicles.
New Pumper for Montezuma—The city of Montezuma, Ga., has purchased a new American-LaFrance 750-gallon triple combination car. A new fire station is to be erected and a electric fire alarm siren will be installed on it. The new motor apparatus will cause a decrease of about 10 per cent. in insurance rates.
El Dorado, Ark., Completes New Station—The new $30,000 station for the El Dorado, Ark., fire department has been completed and, it is said, comprises one of the finest equipped halls of its kind and size in the state. The firemen will have a matron in charge who will furnish home-cooked meals obviating the necessity of the men eating outside.