New Pumper Protects Township
The city of Goshen, Ind., placed in service a 500-gallon duplex triple combination pumper having a 300-gallon booster tank. It carries 1,000 feet of 2 1/2-inch hose, 200 feet of 1 1/2-inch hose, 200 feet of 5/8-inch booster line hose, one twenty-eight-foot extension ladder, and one fourteen-foot roof ladder.
A little over a year ago, Goshen officials agreed with the Elkhart township officials to furnish fire protection to their township for the sum of $1,200 per year. The city agreed to answer all fire calls with the apparatus and equipment described and to man the fire engine with at least one trained fireman and where possible, with two trained firemen from the Goshen Fire Department. This contract can he renewed each year on a written affirmation of both parties.
Elkhart Township has been divided into four sections, and five men have been trained in each section as volunteer firemen to aid in hose and ladder evolutions in rural fire fighting. The citizens of Elkhart township have been interested in the construction of cisterns to give the fire department a larger supply of water while fighting fire in the rural areas.