Portland to Show Off New Suits
In connection with the exhibition conducted by the Portland, Ore., fire department to show the department off to the public, demonstrations were arranged to show the value of the asbestos suit in fire-fighting.
A puddle of burning gasoline was placed in the center of the stadium and a fireman with his heat-proof suit, walked through unconcerned. Two of the ladder trucks with ladders together manouvered about, and demonstrations arranged in first aid work.
An illuminated fireboat display was arranged for Saturday evening of the exhibition week.