FIRE DEPARTMENT ACTIVITES

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.

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FIRE DEPARTMENT ACTIVITES

A 1,000-gallon Buffalo pumper has been delivered to Bradford, Pa.

A Fire Department has been organized in Westgage, Cal., with D. P. Williams as Chief.

Atwater, Ohio, has awarded a contract for the construction of a new fire station.

A 300-gallon pumper with a 150-gallon booster tank, has been delivered to New Judson, Ind.

Alden, N. Y., voted to spend $10,200 for the purchase of fire apparatus. The issue carried by a two to one majority.

A new fire house is being urged for Harrison, N. Y., because of the increase in population.

A 1,000-gallon pumper has been placed in service in the Central Fire Station, Taunton. Mass.

Eldora, Ia., is considering the purchase of new fire apparatus to replace a light truck now in use.

Wauconda, Wis., has received Pirsch apparatus. It was tested by an engineer from the Underwriters.

Irvington, N. Y., is considering the plan to erect a new fire house opposite the town hall.

Emmons, Ia., has just received new fire apparatus mounted on a Chevrolet chassis.

Plans have been accepted in Woodland. Cal., for the construction of a combined building to serve the Fire and Police Departments and to contain a jail.

Apparatus has been delivered in Monticello, Ia., for the protection of rural property. Shares in the apparatus were sold for twenty-five dollars each.

A quadruple pumper has been placed in service in Campbell, Ohio, after it had passed the standard Underwriters’ tests conducted by the Ohio Inspection Bureau.

The Bureau of Reclamation has purchased combination fire apparatus for Boulder City and will erect a fire station. A volunteer Fire Department has been formed.

Business men of Durand, Wis., purchased a pumper for the Fire Department to be used in protecting farm property. The pumper is capable of pumping 350 g.p.m.

A Mack pumper has been delivered to Jersey Shore, Pa. Bids were advertised in May, and in June changes were made in the specifications and new bids were invited.

Bay Terrace, Cal., is considering the formation of a fire district. A meeting has been held to consider the legal side of the problem.

Bids were opened in Altoona, Pa., for the construction of a new fire station on ground donated to the city for that purpose by the Pennsylvania Railroad.

A new fire station is to be erected in Oceanside, L. I., N. Y. The Columbia Fire Company voted to purchase land and to erect a new house.

Chester, Pa., has received a new Mack 400-gallon pumper, equipped with a booster tank and pump. The apparatus is provided with salvage covers and a gas mask.

Another bungalow type fire station will be erected in Houston, Tex., to be known as Station No. 3. It will cost $12,000 and will be of brick veneer construction.

Funds have been raised in Monongah, W. Va., for the purchase of fire appartus. It will be owned by the Monongah Voluntary Firemen’s Association.

An agreement has been reached by the towns of Auburn and Osceola, Wis., for the purchase of new fire apparatus. The unit will be housed in Campbellsport.

An arson squad has been established in Schenectady, N. Y. Two detectives have been assigned to work with the Fire Department to investigate suspicious fires.

Firemen of Irvington, N. Y., have again brought up the subject of the erection of a new fire station. The firemen ask for a referendum vote to consider the erection of a building to cost $70,000.

A movement has been started in Stanton, Ia., for the purchase of fire apparatus to protect rural property. Membership will cost ten dollars, and for non-members a fee of $35 will be charged for the use of the apparatus.

A meeting was held in Columbia City, Ind., of the Board of Directors of the Northern Indiana Industrial and Volunteer Firemen’s Association to make preliminary plans for the 1932 convention which will be held in that city in June.

Marble Rock, Ia., and the fire company have purchased a Nott community fire apparatus provided with a 400-gallon pumper and carrying a 100-gallon booster tank. It is to be used for the protection of farm property as well.

Contracts have been awarded for the erection of a fire station on Sutton Avenue, Cincinnati. Ohio, which will cost $40,000. The building will be of brick and will have two stories and a basement.

A request for a new fire station in the Walnut Park section of Huntington Park, Cal., has been made by the Chamber of Commerce. Funds are available for the contemplated building.

An average of twenty-one forest fires each day during the season, has been reported by a Montana forest ranger. In all there were 1,537 fires started by careless tourists, lightning, logging operations, the unauthorized burning of brush and so forth.

A farmers’ community truck is to be delivered to Monticello, Ia., for service in the adjoining rural territory. The apparatus was purchased by means of the shareholder plan. The apparatus has a booster pumper and a 100-gallon booster tank.

Fire apparatus of Mt. Carmel, Pa., was wrecked while responding to a fire. Two men were injured but not seriously when the apparatus struck a roadster, and before the truck could be stopped it pushed the automobile into a row of parked cars and piled up four of them.

Excavation has been started on an engine house for Parkersburg, W. Va. The house will have a 65-foot drill tower, and a smoke room in the basement. It is believed that this is the first station in the state to be provided with a drill tower.

Four townships have signed contracts with Whitewater, Wis., for rural fire protection. A new pumper costing $5,400 has been delivered to Whitewater. Contracts, by which $200 a year will be paid for fire protection, have been signed by Whitewater, Lima, La Grange and Coldspring Townships.

Fredericktown, Mo., voted to purchase new fire apparatus to cost about $6,000. To make this possible, twelve volunteer firemen voted to work without pay until the equipment was paid for. Each fireman gets sixty dollars a year and the Chief one hundred dollars.

Twenty-four firemen of the Asheville, N. C., Fire Department will be discharged as an economy move by the City Manager. In all. 128 employees will be removed from the city payroll, but the brunt of the slash is being borne by the Fire Department.

York, Neb., has ordered the purchase of a new pumper to replace one that has been in service for the past fourteen years. The Nebraska Inspection Bureau warned the city that it had to purchase new equipment or else pay higher fire insurance rates.

Firemen of Rome, Ga., for the sixth consecutive year, are planning to reconstruct toys for the children of the rural districts. In this work they have been assisted by a number of the city residents. The gifts are distributed by the rural mail carriers and by county post offices, by special permission of the U. S. Postmaster-General.

City firemen may be used to store large quantities of food for the relief of the unemployed, if the plan of an alderman of Manitowoc, Wis., is approved. Under the proposed plan, the wholesale quantities of food would be stored in the North Side fire station. Firemen would serve as clerks and be in general charge of the supplies to be given out upon order of the city Commissioner of the Poor.

Plans have been made for the erection of a new fire station in Indianapolis, Ind. The building will be of the bungalow type, one story high. On the main floor will be the apparatus room, the men’s lounge, offices for the captain and battalion chief, dormitories, lock room and toilet. In the basement will be the kitchen, dining room, and space for the heating apparatus.