Fire News from Texas

Fire News from Texas

Owing to considerable trouble having been experienced by members of the fire department of Dallas, Texas, in reaching fires on account of automobiles blocking the way, Chief T. A. Myers of the fire department has been asked to draft an ordinance covering rules for automobiles and pedestrians at fires. It is probable that the ordinance will be passed.

A peculiar accident calling for the services of the Fire Department was the collapse of a motor tank filled with oil which collapsed at a street corner in Dallas, Tex., and spread lubrication over the street for a block. Drivers lost control of their cars and struggled wildly to avoid mishaps when they struck the greasy surface. Cars refused to behave and glided around as some of their drivers had in the days B. P. It was not until firemen were sent to the scene and had washed the oil from the pavement that cars could safely pass that point at more than a snail’s pace.

Fire News from Texas

Fire News from Texas

Eight assistant chiefs have been promoted by Chief T. A. Myers of the Dallas, Texas, fire department as the first step toward the reorganization of the department. Second Assistant Chief C. O. Jones has been promoted to first assistant chief and given full jurisdiction over all fire stations in Oak Cliff. As a result of Chief Jones’ promotion to first assistant chief all the other assistant chiefs take one step upwards in rank. J. C. Marder, the only first assistant chief, will retain his title and stands next in rank to Chief Myers over all the department districts. At present the city is divided into three districts, Oak Cliff, Fair Park, and the central portion of the city. It is planned to create a fourth district in North Dallas when the need arises.