New England Fire Notes
The town of Stoneham, Mass., has placed a new triple combination motor pumping engine in service.
Four new 750-gallon American-LaFrance motor pumping engines have been received by the Boston fire department.
Chauffeur Edward N. Frost, of the Milton, Mass., fire department, died while driving a motor pumper in response to an alarm and the apparatus hit a telegraph pole and was wrecked.
Mayor Wheeler, of Gloucester, Mass., has written a letter to the Eastern Point Associates calling attention to the fact that the roads leading to houses at the point are in such a poor condition that it is unsafe for fire apparatus to traverse them in response to alarms.
At a meeting of the Massachusetts Fire Chiefs’ Club the following new members were elected: Superintendent Henry E. Thompson, of the Boston Protective Department; Chief Edward L. Janes, of Worcester; Chief L. A. Peterson, of Whitman; and Chief Fred D. Graham, of Wakefield.
Twenty promotions, fifty-five transfers, and thirteen assignments to duty of probationary firemen became effective recently in the Boston fire department, constituting the biggest shift that has been made in the force for a long time. The reason for the large number of promotions and transfers is the near completion of the two high pressure pumping stations which require additional engineers and assistant engineers to operate the pumping machinery. A school of instruction has been started to prepare the engineers and assistant engineers for their duties at the pumping station. The announcement is also made that a second rescue company will shortly be established in the department.