Rescue Truck for New York Department
The New York fire department recently acquired a two-ton White rescue squad truck, equipped with a 50-horse power motor. This apparatus is furnished with every appliance and auxiliary that is required for this service, and is one of the most complete of its kind ever installed in a fire department. The list of tools and equipment is as follows; one tarpaulin to cover seat dash and motor; one 5-ton trip jack; one 10-ton trip jack; one motor-driven air pump, with power taken off from the engine, shall be installed complete with hose and connections; two stretchers; two jimmies; one tarpaulin for stretchers; one tarpaulin for body of wagon; one life gun. one canister containing cartridges and cord; two 100-foot lengths of 1/2-inch Manila rope; two hand lanterns; one increaser, 2 1/2 inches to 3 inches; two reducers, 2 inches to 2 1/2 inches; one l/4-inch controlling nozzle, Callahan; one high pressure wrench; one hill pump for tires; one long handled auto jack; one K. & G. cutting torch, complete, consists of one cylinder of oxygen, one cylinder of blow gas, 25 feet of coppercovered hose, 25 feet of rubber hose, two gauges (one for oxygen, one for gas), one jet and four tips; two pairs of rubber gloves; two pulmotors, complete, similar to present Rescue Company equipment; four breathing helmets, complete, similar to present Rescue Company equipment; two telephone helmets and 150 feet of cable for same, similar to present Rescue Company equipment; three wading pants; six extra cylinders for helmets; four extra cylinders for pulmotors; twelve extra potash cartridges for helmets; one Grcther searchlight, used when wearing helmets; one hand searchlight for use at fires; one 30inch Stilson wrench; one clear toned, 10-inch diameter, locomotive pattern, nickel-plated metal bell shall be suspended on nickel-plated stanchions in a suitable position. The bell shall be arranged to revolve and shall have a handle attached to bow of bell, with knob for bell cord.
The city council of Hamilton, Mo., recently made a contract for the purchase of $600 worth of 2 1/2-inch Diamond fire hose complete with couplings.