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FIRE BUSINESS SPECIALS
Quakertown, Pa.—Town will spend $6,000 for new apparatus, according to reports.
Elkton, Md.—The Singerlee Fire Corn. pany is raising funds for the purchase of a ladder truck.
Warwood, W. Va.—Reliance Hose Company proposes to buy more hose and equipment.
Arbuckle, Cal.—Chamber of Commerce contemplates the purchase of a combina tion chemical and hose wagon.
New Britain, Conn.—Reports state that Board of Public Safety will soon recommend to Council the purchase of motor apparatus.
Hamilton, O.—The Safety Director plans to motorize the department.
Barboursville, W. Va.—Citizens are urging the need of a volunteer department.
Walker Valley, N. Y.—Reports State that if a volunteer department is organized, H. B. Griffin will present a chemical en gine.
Atnityvifle, N. Y.—A new fire company has been organized. Address Carl Plocic.
Weathampton Beach, N. Y.—A juvenile company, known as Hook & Ladder Company No. 1, has been organized.
Glendale, O.—A bond issue of $10,000 for improving the fire department will be voted on next November.
Whippany, N. J.—John 5. Mahoney is chief of a company recently organized.
Norristown, Pa.—Borough Council has de cided to purchase 800 feet of hose for the Washington Company, and 500 feet for the Conshohocken Co.
Woodmete, N. Y.—Woodmere Hose Corn. pany No. 1 has raised over $3,000 for the purchase of a motor hose wagon.
Rush, N. Y.—A recent fire demonstrated the need of fire protection.
Totowa N. J.—For this year’s budget, the ouncil is considering the purchase of apperatus, about 1,000 feet oL hose, and reels to: carry same.
Quakertown, Pa.—City baa appointed a Committee to purchase motor apparatus. It is probable that the contract for same will be awarded within a short time.
Biloxi, Miss.—The purchase of motor ap~ pazatus is being considered by the Coun cil.
Gibbatown, Pa.—Local company will pur. chase a new ladder truck bortly.
White Sulphur Springs, N. Y.—Reports state that nearly all of the necessary funds for the purchase of a combinat~on chemical and hose wagon have been raised.
Philipiburg, N. J.—Comtnissioners have appointed a committee to purchase a piece of motor apparatus. Address John L. Monahan.
Ridgefield Park, N. J.—The erection of a new station is being considered by Fire Company No. 1,
West Hampton Beach, N. Y.—Hook & Ladder Company No. 1 has been or ganized, with C. Ludder, Jr., as one of the members.
North Plainfield, N. J.—Councilman Julius Stahl will endeavor at the August meeting to secure an appropriation of at least $6,000 for the purchase of a motor triple combination wagon.
Farrell, Pa.—A bond issue of $50,000, part of which will be used for the motoriza tion of the department, has been ap proved.
Milford, Md.—Funds are being raised by the local department for the purchase of a combination chemical and hose wagon.
Cranston, R. I.—A new company has been organized with Domenico Vallone as head, The Pawtuxet Volunteers have asked for 500 feet of hose, and the Cranston Volunteers for 700 feet.
Ogden, Utah.—Reports state that Council will purchase motor apparatus.
Clifton Heights, Pa.—Council contemplates the purchase of a piece of motor apparatus.
Biloxi, Mass.—Coundil is investigating the possibilities of motor apparatus.
Sioux Pails, S. D.—At the suggestion of Chief William Sloan, City Auditor Leyse has been directed by the Commissioners to advertise for bids for two motor com bination chemical and hose wagons, one motor pumping engine, and a motor city service truck.
Cedar Rapids, Ia.—City Clerk Leslie Storey will advertise for bids for the erection of a new station.
Swartbmore, Pa.—Residenta are agitating the purchase of a motor combination chemical and hose wagon.
Chatham, Ont.—The taxpayers have authorized the purchase of $13,500 worth of motor apparatus. R. Pritchard, Chief.
Glendale, O.—Town has voted $10,000 bonds for better fire protection,
Skowhegan, Me,—Board of Trade has started a campaign for better fire pro tection, and has urged the installation of chemical extinguishers in business buildings.
Terryville, Conn.—Funds are being raised for the purchsse of a motor pumping engine.
Hampton Beach, Mass.—Local department will be supplied with 1,000 feet of new hose.
South Kingston, R. I.—The proposed pur chase of a piece of motor apparatus will not be decided until next November.
Rensaelaer, N. Y.—City Clerk John G. Salt has been authorized to ask for bids for motor apparatus.
Spring Lake, N. J.—Town contemplates a bond Issue of $9,000 for the purchase of additional apparatus,
Leicester, Mass.—It has been recommend ed that the town purchase 1,000 feet of hose and extension ladders.
Aberdeen, Miss.—An appropriation of $4 000 has been voted by the Board of Aldermen for the purchase of a motor combination chemical and hose wagon.
Milford Square, Pa.—Women of this town are raising funds for the purchase of a piece of apparatus.
Providence, R. I.—Citlzens of Lime Rock section contemplate the purchase o~ apparatus.
Plymouth, Pa.—The Plymouth Fire Company will purchase a motor pumping engine, according to report.
Meriden, Conn.—Funds are being raised for the purchase of a combination them ical and hose wagon.
Olen Olden, Pa.—Sorough Council has voted an appropriation of $1,000 for the purchase of additional apparatus.
Whitetnarsh Township, Pa.—The Ft. Washington Fire Company is receiving contri butions for additional equipment.
Eaat Liverpool, O,—Cowicil is considering a bond istue for the erection of two new fire station.
Lebanon, Pa.—The Hebron Hose Company is considering tile purchase of new apparatus.
Lincoln, Neb.—Council is considering advertising for bids for a piece of new apparatus.
Shenandoah, Ps.—The Rescue Coinpan haa asked Council for 50 feet of chemical hose.
Darby, Pa.—The Darby Fire Company has succeeded in raising $2,000 for the pur chase of a piece of motor apparatus.
Bridgeport, W. Va.—Town has voted an appropriation for the purchase of new hose, ladders, etc., and is considering the installation of an alarm system,
Milford Square, Pa.—Funds are being raised for the purchase of apparatus.
Fort Wayne, Ind.—The following items are included in the Board of Safety Bodgat for 1916 A motor combination pump snd hoac wagon, a speial tractor for the aerial truck, and an auto truck for the alarm department.
Springfield, Ill.—The Board of Under. writers has reported that the present apparatus is not in first-class condition. New apparatus may be pircitsied. P. Jacobs, Chief.
Whippany, N. J.—According to prris re porta, a department has been organized. A combination chemical and hose wagon will probably be purchased.
Reading, Pa.—The Friendship Fire Company has appointed a committee to secure prices on motor chemical apparatus. O. J. Eck, President.
Conahohocksn, Pa.—Aa a result of a recent disatrous fire, the Council his voted to purchase 1,300 feet of hose. Miles Stemple, Chief,
Sunnyvale, Cal.—A new department has been formed. H. Blanken, Chief.
Beatrice, Neb,—The Commissioners have made provision In the annual estimate for the purchase of a piece of motor apparatus.
Ware, Miss.—City has been petitioned to include $12 000 in the budget lot the purchase of motor appar~tns. T. C. Gleason, Chief,
Allentown, Pa.—According to press reports, the combinatin wagon of the Allen Fire Company is to be motorized.
Wichita, Kan.—The installation of a new alarm system is being considered. A. G. Walden, Chief.
North Plainfileld (P. O. Plalnfield), N. J.—At a meeting of the Council to be held next month the question of an ap propriation of $6,000) for the purchase of motor apparatua will be çonsidered.
Central Pal)., R. I.—City Council is haying a report prepared with referenc. to purchasing new apparatus. W. Lees, Chief.
South Brownsville, Pa.—Chief John Sabin and a apectal committee are inspecting the various types of motor apparatus prior to making ayurchase.
Hagerstown, Md.—Bids will be received shortly by the Mayor and Council for the furnishing of a motor triple combination wagon.
Williamsport, Pa.—The Potomac Fire Company is reported to have been organized here, with Robert R. Barber as president, and John B. Fauehaner as chief.
Wakefield, R. I.—The Union Fire District recently voted $500 for the purchase of hose and other equipment. Funds are being raised by public subscription for the purchase of a piece of motor apparstus.
Omaha, Neb.—Press reports state that the city contemplates the installation of a new alarm sytem. Estimates for the work sre being prepared by Chief Salter.
Mystic, Conn.—Fire District is reported to have voted to purchase a piece of motor apparatus and install an alarm system.
North Warwood, W. Va.—The Reliance Hose Company contemplates purchasing new apparatus.
Clifton Heights, Pa.—Council is considering the purchase of a piece of motor ap paratus.
Davenport, Ia.—Plans are being prepared for a new fire station.
Binghamton, N. Y.—Plans for a new fire station have been completed.
Beatrice, Neb.—Commissioners have decided to purchase a piece of motor apparatus at a cost of about $5,000.
Sharon. Pa.—Committee is inspecting motor apparatus in nearby towns, with a view to purchasing a motor pumping engine.
Wooster, O.—City contemplates motorizing the department.
Temple, Tex.—A $40,000 bond issue has been sold and the proceeds will be used for the construction of two auxiliary fire stations, the installation of an alarm system, and the purchase of modern apparatus.
Ridgefield, N. J.—Council is considering the installation of an alarm system.
Roosevelt, N. J.—The need of an alarm system is being agitated,
Syracuse, N. Y.—A new company has been established by Commissioner Hitchcock.
Garwood, N. J.—Council has been asked to provide 400 feet of new hose.
Rahway, N. J.—Councilman Geo. M. Gage is urging the purchase of a piece of apparatus.
Boyertown, Pa.—The need of motor apparatus and a new fire station is being agitated.
Norwood, Pa.—A committee has been appointed by the Norwood Fire Company to investigate the possibilities of motor apparatus.
Minersville, Pa.—Rescue Company is raising funds for the purchase of motor apparatus.
Harrisburg, Pa.—The various companies will ask the City Commissioners for a ten per cent, increase in the funds allowed for the motorization of the department.
Laurel, Del.—A new company has been organized by Granville R. Bacon and Chas. C. Oliphant.
Essex, Md.—Residents have requested the County Commissioners to provide a piece of motor apparatus.
Gibbstown, N. J.—Local fire company plans the purchase of a new ladder truck.
Asbury Park. N. J.—In his annual report, just issued, Chief Harry C. Wallace recommends the purchase of a pulmotor, a smoke helmet, and a cellar pipe.
FIRE PROPOSALS
Waynesboro, Ps.—Bids will be received by Borough Secretary A. Stover Fitz, August 6, for furnishing the following apparatus: One motor aerial truck, one motor pumping engine, and one motor combination chemical and hose wagon fully equipped; also tractors for two pieces of horse-drawn apparatus.
CUrksdale, Miss.—City will receive bids until August 3, for a motor triple combination wagon. See official advertisement elsewhere in this issue.
Lakewood, N.—Bids will be received by Joseph H, Johnson. Secretary of First National Bank, until August 1, for furnishing one motor combination chemical and hose wagon.
Great Falls, Mont.—Bids will be received July 29 bv City Clerk W. H. Harrison, for furnishing 1,000 feet of hose.
Bisbee, Ariz.—Bids opened July 8 for furnishing motor apparatus have been rejected. New ones may be called for later.
Chatham, N. J.—The Fire Committee will receive bids until August 2 for furnishinn a chassis or a motor combination chemical and hose wagon. Wesley R. Conklin, Chairman Fire Committee.
Hagerstown, Md.—Bids will be received August 1 for furnishing a motor triple combination wagon, according to press reports,
Chicago, Ill.—Bids for the erection of nine new fire stations will be received bv this city until September 1. Estimated cost, $215,000.
Hagerstown, Md.—The Mayor and Council will receive bids about August 1 for the furnishing of a motor triple combination wagon for the Western Enterprise Fire Co.
Stockton, Cal.—Bids for the erection of two new fire stations will be received by the City Clerk until July 27.
Cleveland, O.—Commissioner of Purchases and Supplies A. R. Callow will receive bids until noon, July 29, for furnishing a tractor-drawn steam fire engine.
Great Falls, Mont.—Bids will be received by City Clerk W. H. Harrison until 8 p. m., July 29, for furnishing 1,000 feet of hose.
Wilmington, N. C.—Bids will be received until July 31 by Chief Chas, Schnibben, for furnishing 1,000 feet of hose.
FIRE BIDS OPENED
Everett, Mats.—Contract has been awarded to the Seagrave Company, Columbus, O., for furnishing a motor triple combination wagon. Bids were opened on July 14.
De Pere, Wis.—Council has recommended that contract for hose be divided between the Chicago Fire Hose Co., Chicago, I11., and the Eureka Fire Hose Co., New York, N. Y.
Washington, D. C.—An official list of bids, opened July 12, by the War Department, is given below, for furnishing the following hose: A—1 1/2-inch single jacket cotton, rubber lined; B—1 1/2-inch double jacket cotfon, rubber lined; C —2-inch single jacket cotton, rubber lined; D—2-inch double jacket cotton, rubber lined; E—2 1/2-inch cotton, rubber lined: Empire Rubber & Tire Co., Trenton, N. J. The B. F. Goodrich Co., Akron, O., Contract A—Minimum 500 feet, “Monitor” brand, delivery to New York, N. Y.. 24c., 25 days; San Francisco, Cal., 24c., 35 days; Seattle, Wash., 24c., 35 days; Contract B—Minimum 500 feet, “Monitor” brand, New York, N. Y., 31c., 25 days; St. Louis, Mo., 31c., 25 days; San Francisco, Cal., 31c., 35 days; Seattle, Wash., 31c., 35 days: Contract CMinimum 200 feet,”Monitor” brand, New York, N. Y., 32c., 25 days; San Francisco, Cal. 52c., 35 days; Seattle, Wash., 32c. l5 days Contract D— Minimum 200 feet, “Monitor” brand. New York, N. Y., 42c., 25 days; San Francisco, Cal., 42c„ 35 days; Seattle, Wash., 42c., 35 days. Contract E— Minimum 200 feet, “Monitor” brand. New York, N. Y., 44.9c., 25 days; St. Louis, Mo., 44.9c., 25 days; San Francisco, Cal., 44.9c., 35 days; Seattle, Wash., 44.9 cents, 35 days. The Gutta Percha & Rubber Mfg. Co., New York, N. Y., Contract A—Minimum 100 lbs., New York, N. Y., 24c., 30 days; San Francisco, Cal., 25.2c., 30 days; Seattle, Wash., 25.3c., 30 days; Contract B— Minimum 100 lbs., New York, N. Y., 65c., 30 days; St. Louis, Mo., G5c., 30 days; San Francisco, Cal., 65c., 30 days; Seattle, Wash., 65c., 30 days; Contract C—Minimum 100 lbs., New York, N. Y., 29c., 30 days; San Francisco, Cal., 30.5c., 30 days; Seattle, Wash., 31c., 30 days; Contract D—Minimum 100 lbs., New York, N. Y., 37.5c., 30 days; San Francisco, Cal., 39.375c., 30 days; Seattle, Wash., 40.25c., 30 days; Contract E—Minimum 100 lbs., New York, N. Y., $1.05, 45 days; St. Louis, Mo., $1.05, 45 days; San Francisco, Cal., $1.05, 45 days; Seattle, Wash., $1.05, 45 days. Eureka Fire Hose Mfg. Co., New York, N. Y., Contract A—New York, N. Y., 25c., 10 days; San Francisco, Cal.. 25c., 45 days;Seattle, Wash., 25c., 50 days; Contract B—New York, N. Y., Multiple Woven 55c., Double Jacket 85c.. 15 days; St. Louis, Mo., 55c., 35c., 25 days; San Francisco, Cal., 55c., 35c., 45 days; Seattle, Wash., 55c., 35c., 50 days; Contract C—New York, N. Y., 35c.. 10 davs; San Francisco, Cal., 35c., 45 days; Seattle, Wash., 35c., 50 days; Contract D—New York, N. Y., Multiple Woven 75c., Double Jacket 45c., 15 days; San Francisco, Cal., 75c., 45c., 45 days; Seattle, Wash., 75c., 45c., 50 days: Contract E—New York, N. Y., Multiple Woven 90c., Double Jacket 60c., 15 days; St. Louis, Mo., 90c., 60c., 25 days; San Francisco, Cal., 90c., 60c., 45 days; Seattle, Wash., 90c., 60c., 50 days. The C. C. C. Fire Hose & Rubber Co., Boston, Mass., Minimum 300 feet, New York, N. Y.—46.24c., 30 davs; St. Louis, Mo., 46.24c., 35 days; San Francisco, Cal., 46.24c,. 40 davs; Seattle. Wash., 46.24c.. 40 davs. F. W. Jessup & Co., Minimum 100 feet, New York, N. Y.—50.8c., 21 days; St. Louis, Mo., 50.8c., 30 days; San Francisco, Cal., 51.8c., 50 days; Seattle, Wash., 51.8c., 55 days. A deduction of 1 cent a foot will be made if delivered f. o. b. dock New York, N. Y., or f. o. b. cars Trenton, N. J. On all the above bids minimum quantPy. Western delivery, quantity specified; Eastern delivery, any quantity.
Freeport, N. Y.—Bids were opened on July 18, as follows, for the motorization of a hose wagon (A) rebuilt, (B) new without tanks, (C) new with tanks —Garford, Mineola, N. Y.. (A) $2,000; American-La France Fire Engine Co., Inc., New York office, (A) Type H $1,850, (B) Type H $2,000, (C) Tvpe B $3,000; International Motor Co.. New York City, awarded contract (A) $1,800, (B) $2,350.
Bisbee, Ariz.—Bids were received from the following firms for furnishing motor apparatus on July 8: American-La France Fire Apparatus Co., Inc., Elmira, N. Y.; The Seagrave Company. Columbus, O. (no certified check) ; ana the Velie-Hale Company. All bids were rejected.
Muncie, Ind.—The following is an official list of the bids opened on July 15 for furnishing (A) one motor triple combinational wagon, (B) a four-wheel tractor, and (C) a two-wheel tractor—AhrensFox Fire Engine Co., Cincinnati, O., (A) 6-cyl., 1,000 gals., $10,000 ; 6-cyl., 750 gals., $9,000 ; 4-cyl. Model K-3, $8,300; (B) 6-cyl. Model F, $5,500 ; 4-cyl. Model K-17, $4,500. American-La France Fire Engine Co., Inc., Elmira, N. Y., (A) Type 45, 750 gals., $7,650; (C) Type 31, $3,900. Robinson Fire Apparatus Mfg. Co., St. Louis, Mo., (A) Jumbo, $9,000; No. 2, $8,500; (B) Type 1, $4,500; Type 2, $4,000. James Boyd & Bro., Inc., (A) Type “P. B..” $8,500; Type “P. C.,” $8,000; (B) Type “M. D.,” $4,000. Seagrave Company, Columbus., O., (A) Model T, $8,800; (B) Moael F, 6-cyl., $4,600 ; 4-cyl., $4,400; (C) Model F, $4,250. The White Co., Cleveland, O., (B) 6-cyl., 60 h.p., $5,385, 4-cyl., 45 h.p., $4,860. Thomas Automatic Fire Engine Co., Columbus, O., (A) Type “W. P.” $8,000. Front Drive Motor Co., Hoboken, N. J., (B) Christy machine, $3,700. Couple Gear Freight Wheel Co., Grand Rapids, Mich., (B) $4,860, $4,600, $3,800.
Ogden, Utah.—Contract has been awarded to the American-La France Fire Engine Co., Inc., Elmira, N. Y., for furnishing a motor combination chemical and hose wagon, at $3,950.
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