Okmulgee Fire Alarm Contract to Gamewell
Contract for a 30-box, 4-circuit Gamewell Eire Alarm system of Okmulgee, Okla., was awarded recently to Chas. F. Maulen, of Dallas, the general agent for the southwest. There will be included a compressed air fire alarm whistle for public alarm to call the firemen of the off platoon or while at meals, in case of a large fire. A number of industrial plants have already signified their intention of installing the new auxiliary fire alarm system in connection with the city alarm system. The Gamewell agent has promsed to have the new system in operation by November when all the new fire trucks purchased from the American-LaFrance Co. will have been delivered. The two-platoon system went into effect early this month and is appreciated by the firemen, the shifts changing at 6 p. m. and 8 a.m. With three new fire stations, an up to date Gamewell four new fire trucks and a $3,000 chief’s car, the Okmulgee Eire Department may be classed as one of the most up to date fire departments in the country. The citizens of Okmulgee and the mayor and commissioners are showing their appreciation of the value of the fire department to the city by giving it all these improvements and with a force of thirty men to fight fires and a wide awake young chief at its head; General Custer, who gained fame fighting Indians, will have nothing on Ed Custer fighting fires. Chief Custer spent about three years in the Oklahoma City Fire Department and five years in the Okmulgee Department, and was appointed chief on November 1st 1918.