Rescue Truck Dec 1946

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Rescue Truck Dec 1946 - a a is Rescue Fire Truck Provides Many Aids...
a a is Rescue Fire Truck Provides Many Aids From Floodlights To Emergency Medical Gear By ED FULHAM "A lot of people around town have a funny idea we're operating a canteen truck," Fire Chief Nello Marcucci said, nodding toward the department's Rescue Truck No. 1 which went into service about a month ago. Rescue Truck No. 1 is not an ice cream wagon nor a sandwich truck but a definite piece of fire fighting equipment, versatile versatile enough to provide anything from a temporary roof to a three stretcher case ambulance. Although the truck has seen only a month's service, Chief Marcucci has been planning it for years and the department spent more than a year outfitting it for its various tasks. The truck, purchased from the Marin Red Cross Chapter some time ago, generates its own electrical power in sufficient quantities to run six flood lights, ranging in output output from 1000 to 300 watts. Arranged Arranged three nn each side in the center of the truck, the flood lights swing out on movable arms when sliding panels that form the sides of the truck are raised. Powerful Batteries Power operated reels on each side of the truck can unroll 350 feet of extension cord from which the lights can operate. In case of a nower failure, two flood lights can be maintained on storage batteries. Stored in conveniently arranged lockers throughout the interior of cutting through floor sections which will eliminate a great deal of damage damage caused by the legendary "fireman's "fireman's axe". Protective Coverings For the protection of houses and furniture from water and exposure damage during and after a fire, there are rolls of roofing paper and heavy canvas covers available. Other rescue equipment includes smoke masks for the fire fighters, wire cutters, ropes and a portable acetylene cutting outfit. Besides being able to carry three stretcher cases, the truck's first-aid first-aid first-aid equipment consists of bandages, towels, blankets, splints and two alcohol alcohol stoves for heat pads. An oxygen oxygen resuscitator is carried in the truck in addition to the one maintained maintained at the station. Normally the truck is manned by a crew of two but "rolls" in the daytime only when called for. The truck goes on all alarms at night with the department. John Frac-chia. Frac-chia. Frac-chia. a member of the volunteers, operates the truck at night and handles the lighting. Present plans, according to Chief Marcucci, is to install other equipment, equipment, including a public address system. lie truck arc a multitude of tools and equipment to combat fire or Disease control in dairy cattle disaster. One locker contains elec-1 elec-1 elec-1 will maintain milk production at 'rieal power drills and saws for present highs. 1

Clipped from San Anselmo Herald19 Dec 1946, ThuPage 11

San Anselmo Herald (San Anselmo, California)19 Dec 1946, ThuPage 11
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