To Protect Sunbury Odd Fellows’ Orphanage
The city of Sunbury, Pa., has built a standpipe of large capacity and placed fire hydrants in close proximity to the Odd Fellows Orphanage. This institution has long been in need of safeguards against fire disaster, but for various reasons the matter has been held in abeyance. The standpipe is located on an eminence more than 100 feet above the institution, so that the water pressure will be sufficient for any emergency. A new fire company is being organized under the direction of W. W. Hopple, which will be composed of the teachers and boys of the orphanage. With 500 feet of 2 1/2 inch fire hose they will be able to produce a powerful stream from the new fire plugs. Under the most adverse conditions the new company will be able to hold the flames in check until the Sunbury department reaches the scene. Mr. Hopple is being supported in his organization work by ex-Chief Weber and the directors of the orphanage.