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.
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)