New Service Truck, Goshen, Ind.
The fire department of Goshen, Ind., under the direction of Chief Will Champion, recently purchased a White chassis and upon delivery work on the superstructure was carried on under the chief’s supervision. Through his efforts and those of the entire fire department a city service truck was brought to successful completion. By careful purchasing, and skillful designing Chief Champion saved the city many thousands of dollars and at the same time sacrificed neither stability, utility nor appearance. Many of the ladders were built entirely at the fire station. The wheel base of the chassis is 253 inches, and the truck, which is illustrated herewith, weighs loaded approximately 9,000 pounds, measuring 341/2 feet over all. carrying a, rcgxilar equipment, one 50 ft extension ladder, one 35 ft., one 20 ft., one 19 ft., two 15 ft, one 14 ft. regular ladders, one 14 ft. pompier ladder, one 12 and one 10 ft. roof ladder, one 40 gallon chemical tank, six 2Jj gallon chemical tanks, tw-o fire fighter extinguishers, two 12 and two 15 ft. pike poles, two electric lanterns, forks, picks, snow and dirt shovels, 500 ft. 2!i inch hose. 200 ft. chemical hose, 75 ft. rope with hooks, one chemical hose basket, one 8 ft. basket for tools. Red Cross first aid kit, 6 water pails, boots and coats for volunteer firemen. From an efficiency standpoint, this new truck meets all requirements and with the foregoing equipment is capable of fighting most fires as a unit, complete in itself. The truck was formally installed in the department at a banquet held in the fire station, at which a vote of thanks was tendered to the Ridenoure-Stollcr Garage Company for its co-operation in developing the new apparatus.