Fire Show to be Held in New York
New York City residents will soon have an opportunity to gain intimate knowledge of the operation of its Fire Department. A show is to be held at the Madison Square Garden on the afternoon and evening of November 23 to show how firemen are trained and how actual rescues are made. Receipts from the show will be used for the purchase of an ambulance for the department. A skeleton of a tenement house will be erected in the garden, the house will “catch fire” and the “tenants” will be saved. The exhibition will be known as the “Midnight Alarm.”
At present the department has one ambulance to cover the entire city, and while there are ambulances available from the various hospitals, the department ambulance carries special equipment such as inhalators.