Medina, N. Y., Fire Department
Medina, N. Y., is one of the thriving villages in western New York. It has a fire department consisting of Chief Floyd T. Weller and seven paid members, with a call force. The equipment consists of one 300 and one 600-gallon pumper and one city service hook and ladder truck. The 300-gallon apparatus is equipped with two 100-gallon chemical tanks. Chief Weller reports that his department is always ready to afford aid to outside communities when required, for which a charge of $50 is made. This goes into the fire department appropriation. When a call comes from a source not known to the chief, permission to respond is had from the mayor or fire commissioner. Then the response is made by three men accompanied by either chief or assistant, with the necessary apparatus. The call men report at the station and remain until dismissed by the officer in charge. Chief Weller says that this plan works very satisfactorily. He reports that a rural call was recently received from a town five miles away. He made the run with three men and apparatus, laid 1.200 feet of 2 1/2-inch hose and had water on the fire, in just eleven minutes.