MOTOR APPARATUS IN WINTER.
In another place in this issue is given some valuable information by the chiefs of fire departments in different sections of the country relative to the operation of fire apparatus during the winter months. These experiences with the past season’s severe snow storms seem to settle doubt, if any existed, as to the stability and efficiency of motor-driven fire apparatus to operate in exceptionally severe weather. In no instance does it appear that any difficulty was experienced in reaching the fires; on the contrary, the chiefs express themselves as well pleased with the work performed and they are more enthusiastic than ever before in endorsing the new apparatus. It will not be any surprise to the manufacturers to learn of the success of what may be called the winter tests through which their machines have passed. It certainly is a magnificent testimonial to the genius and fine workmanship exhibited in their production and upon the result of which the fire apparatus builders must be congratulated.