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Fire-Brigade Matters.

11th January 1912
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Page 9, 11th January 1912 — Fire-Brigade Matters.
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Which of the following most accurately describes the problem?

The Government intends to exempt all fire-brigade motors from petrol tax.

A Combined Effort Wanted.

A. second-hand steam motor fireengine is on offer to the Roinsey and other district councils near by, apparently on the instalment system, at a net price of 2725.

Folkestone Wants One.

At the last meeting of the Folkestone Town Council, the quarterly report of the Superintendent of the brigade was read and received. The use of a first-aid motor machine is recommended.

Wood Green's Enterprise.

The Wood Green U.D.C. will shortly proceed with the erection of a new central fire station, at an estimated cost of some 25,000. It has not yet been finally decided to equip the station wholly with selfpropelled plant.

Barry's Indecision.

There appears to be considerable dissatisfaction at Barry, near Cardiff, in regard to the delay over the purchase of a motor fire-engine. Following several committee meetings and reports, a. special meeting of the Town Council will probably be held very soon. Yet Another Dennis.

Malvern U.D.C. has accepted the tender of Dennis Bros., Ltd., of Guildford, for the supply of a motor fire-engine and appliances, at 21,020 inclusive, subject to the due sanctioning of the necessary loan by the L.G.B.

Aberdeen's Halley.

Aberdeen's powerful Harley fireengine, delivery of which has unfortunately been delayed owing to pressure of work at the Yoker factory, is now in the hands of Fire, master Inkster. The machine is fitted with a Mather and Platt single-stage turbine pump, and is sure to come through its tests well.

Leicester Takes Delivery.

Mr. Henry Neal, the chief officer of the Leicester Brigade, informs us that his 18-24 Itp. SiddeleyDeasy ambulance vehicle, with Laneile.ster springing, and with its body made to the brigade's requirements by the Midland Counties Motor Co., of Leicester, is doing extremely well. The brigade this week takes delivery of its two new fire-engines, of which we hope to he enabled to reproduce illustrations in due course.

For " Brother " at the top of column two last week read "Another." The compositor blames the handwriting on the proof.

Due Sanction for Dewsbury.

The L.G.B. has given formal sanction to the borrowing of 21,073 by the Dewsbury Town Council for the purchase of a motor fire-engine. The Morris vehicle on order is due for delivery about three weeks hence.

Wimbledon Comes into Line,

The Waich Committee has recommended the Wimbledon Town Council to approve of the purchase of two motor-propelled fire-engines, each fitted with pump, first-aid apparatus, escape and accessories, in lieu of the two horsed fire-engines and one horsed fire-escape at the central fire station, at a cost not exceeding 21,000 each, in accordance with specifications also recommended for approval by Superintendent Butler, the chief officer of the brigade. At the meeting of the Council on Tuesday last, we understand that it was decided to invite tenders for these machines, such offers to be delivered before the 29th inst.

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