Fire Improvements in Steubenville

Fire Improvements in Steubenville

Chief Edward J. Green Steubenville, Ohio

A bond issue of $35,000 having been voted by the people of Steubenville, Ohio, for new equipment for the fire department, many improvements have been made in that city’s fire fighting forces, according to advices received from Chief Edward J. Green. There have recently been placed in service one American1-aFrance triple combination pumper, one American – LaFrance 75-foot aerial and one Studebaker chief’s car. These apparatus were built according to the specifications of the department and have all the latest equipment and special tools. There are besides fourAmerican-LaFrance triple combinations and one W h i t e combination chemical and hose in service. When the new aerial was placed in service the last horse disappeared.

Chief Green, who entered the department September 22, 1902, as a driver, and was made chief on November 1, 1918, was presented with a gold badge by the men of the department on rounding out his twenty years of service on September 22, 1922. In speaking of his department, Chief Green writes: “We have added a third company out in the new residence district. They are equipped with an AmericanLaFrance pumper. We expect to get more men January 1, and have just remodeled one of our houses. No. 1 company has four men with a White truck, and No. 2 has six men for American-LaFrance pumper, aerial and combination. We have bought new hose and our equipment is up-to-date, but we are handicapped for men. We are going to ask for $35,000 for extensions to the fire alarm system. Our men work 24 hours on and 24 off, with one meal.”

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