Ladder Contest Held at Kansas City, Mo.
Forty-three seconds were all that was necessary for the winning ladder company of the Kansas City, Mo., Fire Department to raise a fifty-foot extension ladder, and for five men to climb the ladder and into a third-story window. The contest was held at the department training school. Frank Ferguson, a member of the Fire Committee of the Chamber of Commerce, presented a cup to Hook and Ladder 5, the winner of the contest. The three companies which participated had tied in previous maneuvers.