New Pumper for Cork, Ireland

New Pumper for Cork, Ireland

A new triple purpose pumper, built the design and specifications of Chief Officer William Monaghan, of Cork, Ireland, Fire and Ambulance Department, has been placed into service the Cork Fire Department.

The engine contains a 1,000 gpm pump which is self priming and which allows water to be picked up from either off or the near side and from the front of the machine. It has a first aid pump supplied by a sixty-gallon tank. There is seating capacity for the driver the officer at the front and for twelve men inside the vehicle. The body is closed to protect the men against weather and traffic. A special axle and ratio enables the truck to climb gradients of one foot in three and one-half feet.

The equipment carried aboard includes a sixty-five foot ladder, an electric saw and drill, shallow water diving suit, acetylene cutting apparatus, about 5,000 feet of flaked and rolled canvas, and rubber lined hose, a ten-ton jack for freeing trapped people, a horse sling for lifting horses from slippery streets, and a five way hydrant breeching piece. Akron Multiversal branches and Akron Vapour branches and extension pipes also compose part of the equipment.

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