Georgia Fire News

Georgia Fire News

Assistant Chief Samuel Chapman, veteran fire fighter of the Atlanta fire department, plunged through the elevator shaft from the third floor of a building in Powell Street and Georgia R. R., recently, receiving injuries from which he died two hours later at the Grady Hospital. His skull was fractured and back broken.

A large delegation of fire chiefs from the New England States who will be at the International Association of Fire Engineers convention at Atlanta, Ga., will return by the way of Savannah, and will be entertained by the city at an oyster roast, fish fry and automobile ride over the beautiful roads of Chatham County and the city of Savannah on Saturday, October 15, the day after the convention closes.

Georgia Fire News

Georgia Fire News

The city of Augusta will purchase a 75-foot motor-driven aerial truck and a motor triple combination pumper of 750-gallon capacity. The new apparatus will cost around $26,000 and will be ready for use in about three months.

Councilman Mikel of Augusta, Ga., introduced resolutions commending the heroism of Fireman Baile of Engine Company No. 3 in rescuing a woman front the third floor of a burning building recently. On the strength of his resolution a motion was passed that all firemen who distinguished themselves by an act of bravery in the performance of their duties be awarded a medal at the first of the year.