Steel Training Tower for Cincinnati
Chief Barney Houston, of Cincinnati, O., according to a Cincinnati newspaper, is contemplating the erection of a steel training tower, 75 feet high. The tower is to be somewhat conical, resembling a roof. It is to be of skeleton form and to have floors and window spaces. There is to be a stairway for raising a line of hose. Novices will be taught to strap a hose to a ladder and the use of fire fighting implements. Besides practical work Chief Houston has in mind training in theory. He suggests a branch of the school be established in a centrally located fire house. He desires a captain be placed in charge of the instruction. Training in the use of a pulmotor and smoke helmet and the handling of explosives are included in Chief Houston’s project.