FIRE BUSINESS SPECIALS

FIRE BUSINESS SPECIALS

Gilbert, ILL.—This town recently had a disastrous fire. Fire equipment is inadequate.

Lowell, Mass.—This city is considering the purchase of a chassis for $3,500.

Batavia, N. Y.—Fire headquarters is being remodeled.

Red Creek, N. Y.—There is a movement in favor of a new fire alarm system.

Glen Cove. N. Y.—A number of taxpayers have voted to enlarge the fire district.

Douglaston, N. Y.—The Douglaston Hose Co. is anxious to secure keyless fire alarm boxes, to replace old boxes.

Cornwall*. Pa.—Fire recently destroyed a building of the college of the Holy Ghost Apostle, erected at a cost of $120,000. Fire nrotection inadequate.

-Canonsburg, Pa.—Fire recently occurred, destroying a buildingFiremen were handicapped by lack of sufficient hose.

Charlotte, N. C.—A new fire house is to be erected.

Macon, Ga.—Fire recently destroyed a factory building in outskirts where fire protection is inadequate.

Pleasantville, la.—Fire recently destroyed a building. Inadequate fire nrotection.

Oskaloosa, la.—Movement has been established in favor of the purchase of a fire engine.

Douglaston, N. Y.—Douglaston Hose Co. has asked for a new supply of hose, and also urges that new alarm boxes of the keyless type be installed. Las Vegas, N. M.—O. E. Blood has been elected chief.

Lockport, N. Y.—The sale of the $12,000 motor apparatus bond issue, which was voted November 7, will be deferred, it is said, until the new administration takes cnarge.

Wilkes-Barre, Pa.—In his budget for 1917, Commissioner I. G. Schuler includes an allowance of $18,000 for the purchase of tractors for four pieces of apparatus.

Canton, O.—The Canton Stamping & Enameling Co. and other shops in the east side of the city plan to organize private fire brigades.

Conway, Ark.—At recent meeting of City Council, a committee reermmended the purchase of a piece of motor apparatus, at a cost of about $1,000.

Sapulpa, Okla.—Voters have authorized a bond issue of $20,000 for the erection and equipment of a new station.

Sandusky, O.—Commissioners at recent meeting failed to pass an ordinance providing for the reorganization of the fire department and the purchase of motor apparatus. The matter will be taken up again in the near future.

Oregon City, Ore.—Liberal donations have been made by public to funds being raised for the purchase of a piece of motor apparatus and the reorganization of the fire department.

East Hamoton, N. Y.—A delegation of city officials recently visited nearby cities to inspect motor pumping engines. Ellenburg Depot, N. Y.—A mass meeting of the residents was held December 21, to organize a fire company and discuss the purchase of a chemical engine and other equipment.

Bradley Beach, N. J.—In reply to query ot Mayor Wm. E. MacDonald, several taxpayers have expressed themselves as favoring the proposed motorization of the fire department.

Fairhaven, N. J.—Chief Arthur S. Kettel’s request at a recent meeting of Council for 150 feet of new hose was held over until after first of year.

Seymour, Ind.—Reports state that Council will place order shortly after January 1 for motor apparatus.

Boonville, N. Y.—At recent meeting of Village Board, question of installing a new fire alarm system was given consideration. Favorable action will probably be taken.

Island Heights, N. J.—Borough Clerk George S. McKaig has been directed to dispose of old fire equipment, the proceeds of which will be used toward the purchase of new apparatus.

Strausstown, Pa.—Fire company held a special meeting December 26 to discuss tne purchase of new apparatus.

Georgetown, Mass.—The proceeds of a fair held recently have been added to a fund being raised for the purchase of motor apparatus.

Shamokin, Pa.—Department is said to be in need of new hose.

Elmwood, Ill.—Neptune Fire Co. is raising funds for the purchase of a light chassis for its chemical wagon.

Rushford, Minn.—A. K. Hanson, Jr., has been elected chief.

Charlotte, N. C.—A new station is to be erected in East Charlotte. Mingo, O.—Residents held a mass meeting recently to discuss the question of purchase of new apparatus. Chief E. S. Hoffman is urging quick action in the matter.

Iowa City, la.—Alderman J. R. Breese, chairman of the fire and water committee, introduced at a recent meeting of Council an ordinance providing for the centralizing of all fire apparatus at main station. This, it is said, will mean the purchase of motor apparatus with the proceeds of the sale of other stations. Chief J. J. Clark favors plan.

Milica, Minn.—City is to purchase 250 feet of hose for nre department.

Rochester, N. Y.—Construction of a fire house was recently recommended by Mayor Edgerton.

FIRE PROPOSALS

New York City, N. Y.—Bids will be received for fire extinguishers until Jan. 23, 1917, for the apparatus. Office Depot Quartermaster, New York, N. Y.

New Bedford, Mass.—Bids will be received for furnishing 200 cross arms for the local department.

Duluth, Minn.—Bids will be received by Commissioner of Public Safety B. Sifberstein, until January 15, for furnishing a motor triple combination car and 4,000 feet of hose. Specifications may be seen at office of Chief Joseph Randall. See official advertisements elsewhere in this issue.

New York, N. Y.—The Depot Quartermaster, U. S. A., will receive bias until 3 p. m., January 23, for furnishing fireextinguishing apparatus, in accordance with specification on file at the above office.

New York, N. Y.—Fire Commissioner Robert Adamson will receive bids until Jan. 3 for furnishing a motor wrecking truck.

New York, N. Y.—Bids will be received at the office of the Central Purchase Committee of the City of New York until 12:30 p. m., Jan. 4, tor furnishing hose and hose fittings for the Fire, Street Cleaning, Park and Water Supply Departments. Blank forms and further information may be obtained at the above office, 12th floor, Municipal Building.

Little Falls, N. J.—Fire department will open bids January 5 for 1,000 feet of fire hose.

Washington, D. C.—Bids will be received by the Depot Quartermaster, New York, until January 23, 1017, for furnishing and delivering fire extinguishing apparatus to the corps.

Washington, D. C.—Bids will be received by the Office of the Depot Quartermaster, Fort Mason, San Francisco, Cal., until January 23, 1917, for furnishing fire apparatus and hose.

Washington, D. C.—Bids will be received by Office of the Depot Quartermaster, L. S. Army, New I ork, N. Y., until January 23, 1917, under schedule 983, for furnishing fire extinguishing apparatus for delivery as follows: At Fort Adams, R. 1., 2 hose carts, 1 chemical fire engine and 1,000 feet hose; Fort Caswell, N. C., 00 buckets and 1,000 feet hose; Fort Cpnstitution, N. II., 2 hose carts, 1,000 feet hose and 4 nozzles; Fort Barrancas, Fla., 1 chemical engine; Fort Greble, R. I., 1 gasoline engine and 300 feet hose; Fort Gaines, Ala.. 2 hose carts, 1,000 feet hose and 1 hook and ladder truck; Fort Ethan Allen, Vt., 500 feet fire hose; Fort

Hamilton, N. Y., 1 gasoline engine; Fort Hunt, Va.. 75 fire buckets and 300 feet hose; Fort Hancock, N. J., 400 feet hose and 29 ladders; Fort II. G. Wright, N. Y., 000 feet hose; Fort Moultrie, S. C., 1 gasoline engine and 450 feet hose; Fort Niagara, N. Y., 1 gasoline engine and 500 ft. hose; Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga., 800 feet hose; Madison Barracks, N. Y., 1 chemical engine; Fort Pickens, Fla., 1 chemical engine; Plattsburgh Barracks, N. Y., 700 feet hose; Fort Revere, Mass., 3 fire extinguishers; Fort Strong, Mass., 2 hose carts, 1,000 feet hose and 4 ladders; Fort Terry, N. Y., 500 feet hose and 28 extinguishers; Fort Wadsworth, N. Y., 48 fire axes, 100 buckets and 4 ladders; Fort Warren, Mass., 10 fire axes, 1 chemical engine and 2 ladders; Washington Barracks, D. C., 1 chemical engine, 500 feet hose and 1 hook and ladder truck; Fort Scriven, Ga., 1 gasoline engine and 400 feet fire hose; San Juan, P. R., 1,500 feet fire hose and 1 hook and ladder truck ; Camp Empire, C. Z., 200 buckets, 4 hose carts, 1,000 feet hose and 50 extinguishers; Gatun, C. Z., 28 axes, 330 buckets, 2S extinguishers and 35 ladders; Quarry Heights, C. Z., 00 buckets, 2 carts, 1 chemical engine, 500 feet hose. 4 nozzles and 0 ladders; Fort Wetherill, R. I., 200 feet hose and 1 nozzle; Jeffersonville, Ind., G extinguishers ; New York Depot, 1 hose cart; Pittsburgh storage and supply depot, 24 axes. 90 buckets, 1 hose cart and 250 feet of hose; Honolulu, H. T., 1 hook and ladder truck; Fort Kamehameha, II. T.. 1 chemical engine; Schofield Barracks. H. T., 43 axes, 2,050 feet fire hose, 115 extinguishers and 5 nozzles; Fort Shafter, H. T., 1 chemical engine; Fort McIntosh, Tex., 32 axes; Fort Huachuca, Ariz., 2,000 feet hose and 2 ladders; F’ort Bayard, N. M. 14 axes, 24 buckets and 150 feet hose; Fort Sill, Okla., 1 automobile chemical engine; Fort Canby, Wash., 1 chemical engine; Fort Columbia, Wash., 1 chemical engine; Fort Casey, Wash., 4 hose carts,

I gasoline engine, 1,150 feet hose and 4 nozzles; Fort Barry, Cal., 500 feet fire hose and 3 extinguishers; Fort Baker, Cal., 1,200 feet hose and 3 nozzles; Fort Flagler, Wash., 12 axes. 1 hose cart, 1 chemical engine, 500 feet hose and 1 nozzle; Fort Mason, Cal., 1 hose cart, 400 feet hose and 2 nozzles; Fort Miley, Cal., 1 chemical engine, 250 feet hose, 1 hok and ladder truck and

II ladders; Presidio of Monterey Cal.,

1 chemical engine; Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., 2 carts, 2 automobile chemical engines, 1,150 feet fire hose and 4 ladders; Fort Winfield Scott, Cal^ 2 hose carts and 1,000 feet hose; Fort Worden, Wash., 3 hose carts, 1 chemical engine, 500 feet hose, 41 extinguishers, 100 charges and 13 ladders; Vancouver Barracks, Wash., 2 hose carts,

1 chemical engine, hand-drawn, and 1 automobile chemical engine; Fort Brady, Mich., 1 chemical engine. 700 feet hose,

0 extinguishers and 1 ladder; Fort Beniamin Harrison, Ind.. 1 gasoline engine and 500 feet hose; Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo., 500 feet fire hose; Columbus Barracks. Ohio, 1 hand hose cart and 500 feet hose; Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 14 buckets 200 feet hose and 8 extinguishers; Fort Logan, Colo., 25 extinguishers; Fort Omaha, Neb.. 500 feet hose; Fort Sheridan, Ill., 2,000 feet hose: Fort Leavenworth, Kan., 1 automobile chemical engine.

FIRE BIOS OPENED

Bridgeport, Conn.——Contract for two new Waterous pumping engines were recently awarded to the Waterous Co.

Elizabeth, N. J.—Bids were received from the following for fire house: The M. Byrnes Building Co., lowest bid for carST’ Joseph Calabra, 15,598, lowest for mason work. Other bids were: Car penters—H. Wilhelms & Sons, $9,000; Charles Flocken, $8,895; Charles Grithn, $7,880; Samuel Binder, $7,990, and G. A Shaffer, $7,503. Mason work—H. Wilhelms & Sons, $17,-

000; Bond Building Company, $15,905; and F. Schmicder ⅜: Son, $18,894.

Punxsutawney, Pa.—This town is to erect a water plant.

Grand Forks, N. D.—Bids were received from the following for 500 feet of fire hose: Bi-Lateral Hose Co., Chicago, I11., guaranteed three years; Eureka r ire Hose Mfg. Co., Minneapolis, Minn., guaranteed three years; B. F. Goodrich Rubber Co., Akron, O., guaranteed three years; Pyrene Mfg. Co., New York City, guaranteed three years.

Van Wert, O.—Contract for motor fire truck has been awarded to the American-La France Fire Engine Co., of Elmira, N. Y.

Garfield, N. J.-—Contract has been awarded to the Seagrave Co., of Columbus, O., for one motor combination hose atui chemical wagon.

Caldwell, N. J.—Contract has been awarded to the Seagrave Co., of Columbus, Ohio, for one motor triple 325-gallon centrifugal pumping engine.

Chester, Pa.—( ontract has been awarded to the Seagrave Co., of Columbus, Ohio, for one motor combination hose and chemical engine.

JoHet, Ill.—Contract has been awarded to E. R. Thomas Motor Car Co., Buffalo, N. Y. for a 000-gallon booster pump and Robinson Fire Apparatus Mfg. Co., St. Louis, Mo., for 500-gallon booster pump.

Grand Forks, N. D.—Bids were received from the following for a motor combination apparatus: Waterous Engine Works Co.—Waterous Special, No. G, Class 3, 4-cylinder, gasoline motordriven combination pumping engine, hose car and chemical engine, pump to be “Waterous” improved impeller type, outfit complete as called for in specifications, for $5,000.00. Will furnish Sewell patent cushion wheel in place of Archibald artillery type for (additional) $480.00. Waterous No. 7, Class C-3, 4cylinder triple combination motor fire engine, complete, as called for in specifications, with 0-cylindcr motor $300.00 additional for $0,200.00. American-La France Fire Engine Co. (with junior pump)—One Type 75 combination motor car, $6,485.00; one Type 40 combination motor car, $5,985.00. (Without pump)—One Tyne 75 combination motor car, $5,785.00; One Type 40 combination motor car, $5,285.00. Type 75, 6-cylinder; Type 40. 4-cylinder. The White Company, by Wheelock Auto Co., Fargo, N. D.—One 6-cylinder combination chemical and hose truck, equipped with 300-gallon pump, as called for in specifications, for $5,975.00; one White combination chemical and hose truck, Type A. C-l, for $5,425.00. The Seagrave Co., Columbus, O. A special motor-propelled triple combination pumping engine, chemical engine and hose car. Model T 325, Type —, 0-cylinders rated S. A. E. formula 79.3 h.D., as called for in specifications, for $5,S80.00; deduct $500.00 if centrifugal pump is not desired. Sims Automobile Co.—One Model D-2, Packard chassis, worm drive fire truck, 4-eylindcr motor, as per specifications filed with bid, for $3,915.00; for a 500-gallon rotary pump, attached to motor, including suction hose, strainer and vacuum gauges, hose couplings, etc., add $850.00; for a set of 4 Sewell cushion wheels, in place of regular wheel equipment add 8315.00. Grand Forks Truck Co.—One “A” FordSmith Form A truck, 4-cylinder, 22½horsepower (45 h.p. delivered to rear wheels), hauling capacity 3,000 lbs.; will furnish job complete, according to our specifications, f.o.b. Grand Forks, for $1,775.00. Proposal No. 2To remove the body on present chemical wagon and place it on a Ford-Smith Form A truck chassis, as was done at Elkhart. Tnd. Will furnish this job, according to our specifications, f o b. Grand Forks, hauling capacity 3,000 lbs., for $951.00.

PRINCIPAL FIRES OF THE WEEK

(Figures represent loss in thousands)

FIRE BUSINESS SPECIALS

FIRE BUSINESS SPECIALS

Spencer, Mass.—There is a rumor about the town that a piece of motor apparatus is to be purchased in the spring.

Lynbrook, L. I., N. Y.—A recent $20,000 fire here showed the need of new equipment. Last year a proposition to spend $12,000 for new apparatus was turned down by the voters,’ and it is possible that the matter will be taken up again.

Oyster Bay, L. I., N. Y.—Oyster Bay Fire Co. No. 1 and the Atlantic Steamer Co. plan to consolidate. The former is said to have under consideration the purchase of a motor ladder truck.

Paulsboro, N. J.—Several fires recently have awakened Council to the need of better fire protection. A new alarm system is among the equipment being considered.

Vailsburgh (suburb of Newark), N. J.— William W. Comes is chairman of a committee appointed by the Vailsburgh Community Club to devise means for better fire protection for that section.

Norwood, Pa.—A movement may soon be started by members of the local fire company to procure motor apparatus. This company is reported to be one of the few in this section without up-todate equipment.

Shippenburg, Pa.—The C. V. Hose Co. has asked financial assistance of Town Council for the purchase of a piece of motor apparatus.

Utica, N. Y.—Commissioner of Public Safety Joseph A. Hamlin, in his annual report, just issued, recommends the complete motorization of the fire department. D. J. Sullivan, Chief.

Pascoag, R. I.—At a recent fire district meeting, voters authorized an appropriation of $2,200 for the installation of a compressed air fire alarm system.

Sapulpa, Okla.—Press reports state that a bond issue of $20,000 was recently voted for better fire protection.

Sandy Hook, Conn.—It is reported that residents of this place have appealed to State authorities for fire protection means

Fort Edward, N. Y.—The George Sattcrlee Hose Company is making an effort to procure motor apparatus, and the present outlook is that one will be purchased in the near future.

Holley, N. J.—Members of the Active Hook and Ladder Co. started work last week building a hook and ladder body for the chassis purchased some time ago. It is expected to have apparatus completed by spring.

De Pere, Wis.— Extensive improvements are planned at the West Side engine house.

Tulsa, Okla.—City recently received bids for the erection of a new fire station, est mated to cost $5,000.

Syracuse, N. Y.—Chief Ryan is urging a new fire station in the Eighth Ward.

Owosso, Mich.—Mayor James DeYoung has announced that the proposition to issue $15,000 in bonds for the motorization of the fire department will be submitted to the voters at the spring election. The matter was voted down a year ago, but at that time a much greater allowance was asked, chiefly for a new central station.

Kendall (P. O. Tulsa), Okla.—Press reorts state that city is to vote Decemer 28 on bond issue of $15,000 for the erection and equipment of a new station.

Fairmont, W. Va.—Bond issue of $7,500 is reported to have been voted for the erection of a new fire station on the East Side.

Coopersburg, Pa.—Eire department has asked Council to buy 300 feet of new hose. Only 900 feet is on hand at present time and some of this is nearly 11 years old.

North Tonawanda, N. Y.—Board of Fire Commissioners have asked Council for an allowance of $8,870 for the purchase of new equipment, $7,500 to be for a motor pumping engine, $300 for 500 feet of hose, $350 for two deluge sets, $600 for four alarm boxes, and $120 for six “Y” hose connections.

Lebanon, Pa.—Independent Borough Fire Co. is reported to be raising funds for the purchase of equipment.

Felts Mills, N. Y.—The Felts Mills Improvement League, organized a few weeks ago, plan a campaign directly after the first of the year to procure fire protection.

Foxboro, Mass.—A committee, consisting of E. A. White, W. S. Keith, R. W. Barton, H. E. Newton and Albert Hedges, was appointed recently to look into the needs of the fire department in the way of new eouipment.

Rockland, Mass.—Mayor Flint has expressed himself as being in favor of the purchase of a motor Aemical car. It is thought action will shortly be taken.

Boonville, N. Y.—Chief B. J. Gates is strongly urging the installation of a new alarm system.

Ellicottville, N. Y.—A mass meeting of the taxpayers was held at the rooms of the H. F. Northrup Hose Co. recently, to discuss better fire protection.

Ilion, N. Y.—The proposition to consolidate this place with the town of Mohawk is under consideration. This would mean added fire protection facilities.

Cape Elizabeth, N. J.—Willard Hose Co. plans a campaign to raise funds for the purchase of motor apparatus.

Derby, Conn.—Consideration is to be given shortly by the Board of Aldermen to the question of motorizing the fire department. It has been estimated that $12,000 will be necessary for this purpose.

East Bridgewater, Mass—It is reported that a special town meeting will be held about the first of the year to discuss the purchase of a piece of motor apparatus.

Southbridge, Mass.—Residents of outlying districts plan to contribute to a fund for the purchase of a piece of motor apparatus.

Waterford, N. Y.—Press reports state that local department will be in market shortly for motor apparatus.

West Warwick, R. I.—As the result of a recent large fire, agitation has started for the consolidation of the Phoenix, Riverpoint, Warwick, Coventry and Crompton fire departments into one company, to be controlled by the town of West Warwick.

Carlisle, Pa.—Firemen were handicapped at recent fire by bursting hose.

Stockton, Cal.—Council recently discussed the question of a better fire alarm system.

Oakfield, N. Y.—A committee consisting of George Weidrich and others has been appointed to petition Village Board to submit to the voters at the March election the proposition of spending more than $500 for an alarm system. C. C. Olmstcad was last week elected President of the Fire Department.

Bergenfield, N. J.—Mayor Wetterauer made an effort at last meeting to have resolution passed authorizing an issue of notes for $3,250 for the purobase of a piece of motor apparatus, pumper.

Westboro, Mass.—Chief Crowe is strongly urging the purchase of a piece of motor apparatus. He is anxious to get a Waterville, Me.—Press reports state at recent meeting of Council the proposition to purchase motor apparatus was turned down.

Logansport, Ind.—Specifications will be prepared at an early date for the purchase of a motor ladder truck. Bids will be called for.

Upper Sandusky, O.—Agitation has started here for a better fire alarm system. Electric sirens have been mentioned.

Mingo, O.—A movement has been started here for motor apparatus. It is probable that a mass meeting of the citizens will be held in the near future to take action in the matter. Sentiment seems to favor the purchase of a machine for delivery in the spring.

Johnstown, N. Y.—At last meeting of Council, Fire Committee was authorized to contract for 1,000 feet of hose for delivery early in 1917, and also directed to secure data and prices on a truck capable of carrying 500 feet of hose, chemical tanks, ladders, etc.

Milford. Conn.—The Mvrtle Beach Hose Co. No. 3 is raising funds for the purchase of a motor chemical wagon.

FIRE PROPOSALS

Bristol, R. I.—Bids will be received at the office of the Board of Engineers, at the Dreadnaught station, until December 28, for furnishing single and double jacket hose for the Bristol Fire Department. Samples may be sent to Chief W. H. Coggeshall or Clerk J. Wood.

New York. N. Y.—The Depot Quartermaster, U, S. A., will receive bids until 3 p. m.. January 23, for furnishing fireextinguishing apparatus, in accordance with specification on file at the above office.

New York. N. Y.—Fire Commissioner Robert Adamson will receive bids until Jan. 3 for furnishing a motor wrecking truck.

New York, N, Y.—Bids will be received at the office of the Central Purchase Committee of the City of New York until 12:30 p. m., Jan. 4, for furnishing hose and hose fittings for the Fire, Street Cleaning. Park and Water Supply Departments. Blank forms and further information may be obtained at the above office, 12th floor, Municipal Building.

Garrett. Ind.—Bids will he received until Tan. 18 for a motor truck.

Litt’e Falls. N. J.—Fire department will open bids January 5 for 1,000 feet of fire hose.

Chisholm. Minn.—Bids will be received until Dec. 27 for one three or four-ton combination motor chemical and hose fire truck of the following specifications: 90 to 100 horsepower, either four or sixCvlinder, with pump attachment of 300 to 500 gallons per minute; hose red attachment to have 200 feet of chemical hose and 2 1/2-gallon Babcock fire extinguisher attached. Truck capacity from 1,000 to 1.500 feet of 2 1/2-inch standard fire hose. B. H. Graham, Secretary.

FIRE BIDS OPENED

Reading, Pa.—Bids were received from the following for fire hydrants; R. D. Wood & Co., $61 Darling Pump & Manufacturing Co., $49.40, and Eddy Valve Co., $41.

Annapolis, Md.—Contract has been awarded to the American-La France hire Engine Co. for a 6-cylinder, 50horsepower motor chemical car.