The Key West Fire Department

The Key West Fire Department

The Key West, Fla., fire department, of which Thomas E. Reedy is chief, has three stations, each of which, together with the men and equipment, is shown in the accompanying illustrations. Chief Reedy and his chauffeur are also shown in an illustration. At No. 1 fire station a motor pumping engine and motor combination chemical and hose wagon are located. No. 2 fire station has an Ahrens-Fox steam fire engine of 500 gallons capacity-, a fuel and supply wagon and a Howe motor combination chemical and hose wagon with two 35-gallon tanks. No. 3 fire station has a Metropolitan steam fire engine ot 650 gallons capacity and a combination chemical and hose wagon built from a Reo commercial chassis and equipped with two 35gallon tanks. The chief’s car is a Marion speedster. A Gamewell fire alarm system is part of the department equipment, and the city is provided with salt water fire mains, the city owning its own water works. In addition to the department’s own fire fighting equipment, the city has the use of that owned by the United States Naval Station, and the United States Army Barracks. The army barracks has a Howe motor pumping engine and a quantity of hose, while the naval station keeps on hand a quantity of hose, but their pumps are not to be utilized except for fires close to their premises as they arc stationary. In dock fires and fires along the water front the department obtains the use of the United States Navy tug, equipped with powerful pumps for fire fighting purposes.

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