Fire Pumpers Demonstrated
A demonstration of motor pumping units, ranging in size from an AhrensFox motor pumper of 1,000 gallons per minute capacity to small portable forest fire pumps, was held at the mill pond in Hopedale, Mass., on May 17, in connection with the meeting of the Blackstone Valley Foresters’ Association. There was a large attendance of Fire Chiefs and Forest Wardens.
The forest fire pumps in action were the Fitz-Henry Guptil type used by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation. and the Pacific portable pump. Three state trucks, the unit from Oxford, the “brush breaker” truck from the Myles Standish State Forest, and the Plymouth patrol car, were on view, as well as apparatus from Hopedale, Upton, Uxbridge, Northbridge, Hopkinton, Milford, and Westborough.
Maxwell C. Hutchins, State Fire Warden; Assistant Warden John P. Crowe; Charles L. Woodman, District Fire Warden, and Superintendent Charles Cherry, of the Myles Standish Forest, were present. Chief Samuel Kellogg, of the Hopedale Fire Department, acted as host.