Visibility for Fire Coats
The Detroit Fire Department has adopted a new style in rubber coats. Profiting from a lesson taught during a fire in the night time, at which a hose stream struck a fireman on a ladder and pitched him to the sidewalk, it has been determined to give to the men some sort of identifying mark or symbol by which it is hoped that firemen operating in smoke or in the dark will be more readily discernible.
The firemen are not required to replace their present rubber coats. Only when a new rubber coat would normally be needed, then the new style will be required.