FIRE DEPARTMENT ACTIVITES
Contracts have been awarded in Arcadia, Cal., for the construction of a new fire station.
New Hyde Park, N. Y., will install a Gamewell fire alarm system consisting of twenty-four fire alarm boxes.
A 1,000-gallon Buffalo pumper has been delivered to Bradford, Pa.
Two new fire stations, No. 21 and No. 22, have been officially placed in service in Toledo, Ohio.
A new hose wagon has been purchased by a fire company in Burlington, N. J.
The Council of Port Washington, Wis., has purchased a Seagrave 750-gallon pumper.
Danville, Iii., is considering the advisability of placing the hire Department under civil service regulations.
Bids have been invited in Bedford, Ind., for the construction of a bungalow type of fire station.
A new fire station is to be erected in the Belvedere Gardens section of Los Angeles, Cal.
A fire station will be erected in Atwater, Ohio, to house new apparatus that will soon be purchased.
Bangor, Me., is expecting the delivering of a new Mack 85foot aerial ladder.
About the middle of December an aerial ladder will be delivered to the Young America Company in Burlington, N. J.
A special committee has been appointed by the National Association of Commercial Organization Secretaries to encourage fire prevention activities.
A fire in Manila, Philippine Islands, razed one of the largest merchandising houses. The store of Ynchausti & Co., was destroyed at a loss of $1,000,000.
The City Council of Clifton, N. J., appropriated $23,000 for the purchase of two new pieces of fire apparatus, and $60,000 for the construction of a new fire station.
A meeting has been held in Kenhorst, Pa., to consider the formation of a Fire Department. At present the borough is without any fire protection.
Morrisville, N. J., voted to purchase a new city service truck. With this new unit, the town will have five pieces of motor-drive fire apparatus.
Altoona, Pa., has invited bids for the construction of a new fire station on property in South Altoona donated by the Pennsylvania Railroad.
Legislation has been passed by the City Council of Toledo, Ohio, to provide two more captains and two more lieutenants so that the two new fire stations will be properly manned.
A new fire station has been opened for public inspection in Westport, Conn. It is a two-story building provided with a hose-drying tower.
A fire patrol has been organized in Glenville, N. Y. It is probable that the old fire patrol truck of North Tarrytown will be used.
Ligonier, Pa., is working on plans for the purchase of a 600-gallon pumper. Both the borough and the Fire Department will share in the purchase price.
Recommendations have been made to Chief William A. Berger of Fremont, Ohio, by inspectors that the city purchase additional fire apparatus and equipment.
Pumpers from Lewiston and Norway, Me., responded to a call for aid from Welehville, Me., and assisted in checking a fire which threatened to wipe out the town.
Firemen of Boone, la., are collecting old toys which are to he repaired by the firemen and then distributed to the poor children of the city.
Members of the Junior Fire Department of Newton, la., helped Chief K. H. Gibson make his semi-annual tests of fire hose.
Contracts have been awarded in Indianapolis, Ind.. for the construction of two new fire stations. One of the new houses will replace the present No. 8 station.
A barbecue was arranged to celebrate the opening of the new No. 6 station in Houston, Tex. The house was erected at a cost of $10,000 and replaces an old building.
Nineteen volunteer firemen of Phenix City, Ga.. resigned from the Fire Department, as protest against the selection
of a Fire Chief by the City Commissioners. There are thirty men in the department.
It is expected that the new drill tower being constructed in Dallas, Tex., will be completed by the middle of the month. The tower is six stories high and the contract was let for $6,328.
A movement has been started for purchasing rural fire apparatus to be housed in Nampa, Ida., and for providing two regular firemen, employed by the city, to answer rural calls. It is planned to raise the purchase money by popular subscriptions.
Chief William F. Welch of Lynn, Mass., who was recently appointed Chief of the Department to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Chief Edward E. Chase, who retired on a pension, was presented with a handsome gold badge by members of the Fire Department.
Mayor Cermak of Chicago, Iii., said that unless relief is provided by the legislature, the city will be unable to continue the posts of division fire marshals. This statement was made at a dinner of the Eire Department Officers’ Union at the Hotel Sherman.
The City Council of Woonsocket, R. I., is considering the purchase of a truck for first aid work. However, no definite action-has been taken. All members of the Fire Department have qualified in first aid work and hold Red Cross certificates.
Funds are to be raised in Huntington, Ind., for the purchase of apparatus for the protection of rural property. Subscriptions have been fixed at twenty-five dollars each. Nonsubscribers will be called to pay for the service in the event of a fire.
Fire apparatus of Greybull, Wyo., was destroyed by a fire which broke out in the garage where the apparatus was housed. Blocked by flames, the firemen could not enter the garage to remove the apparatus, but they succeeded in getting hose out so that water could be played on the flames.
The Board of Trustees of North Tarrytown, N. Y., has accepted the new Ahrens-Fox fire patrol car for the North Tarrytown Fire Patrol. An order has been placed for a 1,000-gallon Ahrens-Fox pumper equipped with a 100-gallon booster tank. Delivery of this unit is expected some time late in December.
Chicago, Iii., is to erect a new fire station on Belmont Avenue to cost $40,000. On the first floor of the station there will be an apparatus room, a dining room and kitchen and a lounging room. On the second floor there will be quarters for the officers and the men, and locker and shower rooms. The building will be constructed of brick.
Warren, Pa., has authorized the purchase of a Mack pumper to be delivered in about sixty days. The purchase was authorized at a meeting of -the Firemen’s Relief Association which has offered to loan the borough $5,000 without interest to help finance the deal. The money will be loaned for five years without interest and if it is unpaid at that time, it will then start to bear interest.
Chief Henry A. Fox of Boston, and Chief Selden R. Allen of Brookline, Mass., were among the list of speakers at the fifty-ninth annual memorial exercises held by the Charlestown Veteran Firemen’s Association. District Chief Philip A. Tague was the presiding officer. The exercises are held each year on the anniversary of the Great Boston Fire of November 9, 1872.
As a result of arrests and investigations made by authorities of Indianapolis, Ind.. the number of false alarms in the city has decreased. Several boys have been arraigned in court. The investigation followed the death of a Fire Lieutenant who was killed while answering a false alarm. It is believed that a mental defective about twenty years old has been urging the younger boys to turn in the alarms.
As an economy move, $512,450 has been cut from the 1932 budget of the Milwaukee Fire Department. Among items eliminated are $425,000 for a central office and administration building, $20,000 for the completion of a high pressure pipe line on East Bay Street, and $40,000 for a new fire station. The budget committee also refused to allow provisions for eleven new lieutenants and a new rescue squad and a squad car.