New Combination Hose and Chemical Car for Windsor
Windsor, Conn., is to have a new combination hose and chemical car, which will arrive, it is expected, this week. The new apparatus is the first piece of motor fire equipment to be bought by the district. It is mounted on a Reo truck chassis and the motor is capable of developing 35 horsepower. The equipment was furnished by the O. J. Childs Company of Utica, N. Y., and consists of hose body. with steel-slatted wood bottom, ventilating type, with capacity for 1,000 feet of hose; step across rear with tool box: running boards on. each side between front and rear step; standard fire apparatus seat; one 35-gallon chemical tank mounted under seat; acid receptacle, piping and filling connection, also extra acid receptacle mounted in brass holder on the running board and brass canister on running board of soda bag; automatic hose reel with 200 feet of bestgrade chemical hose coupled in 50-foot lengths; brass chemical shut-off nozzle; two spanner wrenches for chemical hose; one 24-foot rapid-hoist extension ladder and one 12-foot roof ladder with folding hooks; two Dietz brass fire department lanterns and two torches; an 11-inch brass locomotive bell; two three-gallon hand fire extinguishers, an ax, play pipe holders, pike pole and other minor equipment. The machine is painted in standard fire department red, with the lettering, “Windsor Fire District, F. D.” on the sides and the initials “W. F. D.” on the hood. The fire district authorized the buying of the machine at a special meeting of the district which was held on September 12.