San Francisco Auxiliaries Hold Competition

San Francisco Auxiliaries Hold Competition

One of the features of Fire Prevention Week in San Francisco was the second citywide competition between auxiliary fire companies representing the eleven battalion districts of the city in the meet to be named champion.

A good crowd turned out for the event, held at Battery and Market Streets and there were rooting sections replete with banners and signs urging their respective favorites to “send the water.”

Winner of the meet was Engine 43’s crew with the excellent time of one minute 15 seconds. Runners-up in second, third and fourth positions, respectively, were Engine 36, Truck 6 and Truck 2. Engine 43 displaced the auxiliary crew of Engine 7 as city champs, a title the latter won at an earlier competition.

San Francisco Auxiliaries Hold Citywide Competition. Action and more action! Tote that suction! Get that motor started! Get those kinks out! Send the water!First Assistant Chief Martin Kearns times one of the competing crews from the city's eleven battalion districts at the citywide auxiliary firemen's meet.This auxiliary engine company is putting everything they’ve got into getting to suction.

The evolution consisted towing a trailer pump with a self-propelled auxiliary rig from a standing start to a cistern where the trailer was put to suction while the truck led out with two 2 1/2-inch lines which were later siamesed into four 1 1/2-inch lines. Time was counted from the start of the rigs until the lines were charged.

Engine 7 forfeited any chance of repeating its win when it missed the cistern entirely.

The four winners received large trophies at the 33rd Annual Firemen’s Ball held in Civic Auditorium Nov. 6 for the Benefit of the Widows’ and Orphans’ Aid Association.

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