Winchester, Va., Entirely Motorized
The city of Winchester, Va., recently received a Seagrave city service truck, illustrated herewith, which completes the motorization of the fire department. There are four companies in the fire department, all volunteer except a paid driver for each piece of apparatus. The list of fire apparatus is as follows, all being of the six-cylinder type: One Sea-
grave 600-gallon and one Seagrave 350-gallon pumpers; one American-LaFrance 500-gallon pumper, one Dodge chassis hose and chemical car, and one Seagrave city service truck. The city of Winchester has a population of 8,500. It furnishes the fire hose for the fire department and divides the sum of $5,000 between the four comoanies annually, the companies paying for their own apparatus and uniforms, and building their own fire stations, which rank among the finest in the State of Virginia. The department numbers over a thousand men and the members take an active part in all of the city’s undertakings.
Receives New Fire Hose—The fire department of Ogdensburg, N. Y., received 750 feet of new fire hose.