The Kanawha Chemical Engine.
A short time ago a serious fire was threatened at Little Falls, N. J. The nearest city from which help could be obtained was Paterson, and a call for assistance was sent to that city. John Gilmore, assistant chief, with apparatus and men, was immediately dispatched to the place and he furnishes the following account of the occurrence: “The fire was in a 3-story tenement building and seemed so threatening that the Paterson department was telephoned for help. When 1 got near the place 1 thought surely I was going to have my hands full for a while as the whole third floor seemed to be ablaze. However, I found that the Lincoln fire company, of Totowa borough, were on the ground, as the Little Falls people had called upon them for assisiance and they soon had the fire under control, using their Kanawha air-pressure chemical fire engine. 1 ran a line of hose from the river and was all ready to use a stream of water, but the fire was put out entirely by the Lincoln fire company with their Kanawha chemical engine. I did not even open the nozzle of my hose. In all my experience as an active firefighter I never saw a chemical engine do such effective work as the Kanawha did at this fire, which seemed to be too much for any chemical engine. I am very glad io write you the above facts, as I cannot say too much in praise of the Kanawha chemical engine and the manner in which it was handled by the Lincoln fire company at this fire.”