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At the last Inspection (Oct. 1963) by the Mountain States In- spection Bureau of Denver, who classify Municipalities as to Fire ,Protection capabilities for Fire Insurance Rates, etc; among oth- ers, it 'was very highly recom- mended lhat wc obtain a new ,Pumper ot' at lea~t 500 gallon per mi:mte capacity. After con- siderable study by Mayors and Council Members (past and pres- ent), and others, the only way we can achieve this is through the Bond Election which is being held the 26th. I have not ,heard too much cam. men~ one ~ay or the other, since this ~vas started; but ~o those eommenLs I have heard, I would like to answer ,to ,the ,best of my ebmty. CO~ NO. 1--We don't need a new Fire Truck. .~NS~: Flre-fightirtg has ad- vanced as much or more in the last few years, as any other thing; partly through necessity of pro- tection of individuals (both Fire- men and others), and partly througLh advancing ~mes. We have many Cankers, carrying all kinds of products, moving through our town every day; if one of these should accidently oaC~h fire, we need fog and foam Co cool and fight it with, and to protect surrounding areas. Agricultural and other cherni- ea~, (stored and moving), are other ~hszards we did not have a few ~rears ~go. Combined with heat and a stream of water from a hose to stir them up, is a very fine way ~o end up with 6 ~t. of soft and a few kind words said over you. Again, we use fog, etc. with self-centained breathing ap- paratus. Home and Bulldirtg fires are usually fought the same way, as PAgh-pressure Fog has been found more effective as the Initial at- tack on a fire in cooling the hot burning gases, so an entry can be made to get at the main fire. Modern fire-pumps and Nozzles are built ~o produce Fog (in vary- ing degrees and patterns) or a large volume of water (for deluge) by a simple twist of ,the wrist or pulling of a ever, nearly instant- ly. COMMENT NO. 2,-- It is too much money. ANSWER: This may be 4rue, - but so is everythir~g else; and is continually rising. These trucks are not volume products, like your car or other trucks, but are more or less individually built to specification; and necessarily in- elude many extras which Emer- gency Vehicles require, such as larger b;ak,-,s, cluLches, coolint~ sy~tcm~, ~,,earir~2 an'l many oth- ers; which could easily be dis- pens:~d w.;th on o:h~r trucks. W,~ in lh.: (hpartment are s: rc::~!y :'e~-ommending a 750 Gal. p~.r Min. pumper, rather than the 500 minimum required. It will probably cost $1500 or $2000 more but if necessary in a bad fire, it will enable us o run another line and move a .third more wat- er; and since ,the addition of the new water system, we have more hydrants which will handle ~2tis size pumper. It is ~xue we may never need ~.is big a one, but if we do, - we need it badly and may very well save a life as well as property; and who is going to put a $2000 valuation on a life. It has also ,been advocated that we reb~Id the old one, which may be alrigh, but like every- thing else, what wll you end up With; - a lot of money spent and you still have an old house or auto; it will get by for a short while but shortly you are back ~vhere you were. This is not a guarantee that we can put out all fires (Chicago couldn't), but it Will ,give us a lot better chance than at present. It is a known fact that Fire-fight- ing is considered as about the hiyhest risk occupation .there is, and the life expectancy is 10 to 12 years shorter than average. With the advent of Plastics, New Chem- icals, Highway Transportation of materials, Increase of Arson, and many others, Firefigh~ing has nec- essarily ,become an Educated and Trained business rather than the old Bucket and Water Method; or someboody is goir~g to end up .at the end of his rope. Breath- ing apparatus, which will enable you to carry your own brea~hing air, is a MUST anymore with the advent of the modern items. We in the Sundance ~re Dept. have ,been very lucky in the past in this re~ard, and with ,the help of better and modern equipment, we hope to be able o keep R that way, and keep this Department to the front as far as possible. But, regardless, whichever way you believe, and your reosons for it; we in the Fire Del~rtment would appreciate It very much, if everyone who possibly can will take a litle of your time end vote. WE HAVE NEVER TURNED YOU DOWN ON OUR TIME~ REGARDLESS OF NIGHT OR WEATHER. ~qincerely, Noel Edwards, Chief Sund,mce, Wyo. Sept. 21, 1967 We extend an invitation to all alumni to attend the following homecoming activities: MONDAY, SEPT. 26 Howdy Day, Bonfire Spirit Session. Float build- ing begins on Monday. TUESDAY, SEPT. 27- HOBO DAY WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28 - CLASH DAY THURSDAY, SEPT. 29 Ghost Day - Burning of the ',S" FRIDAY, SEPT. 30 Dress-Up Day, Alumni Tea, All-School Assembly (Coronation of King and Queen), Parade, Foot- ball Game and Dance. One thirtg I really like about all this rain - It makes every- thing wet! Everyone wishes o gosh they'd gone ahead .and planted their win- ter whose. Width all ~this moisture ---it is a real good time to get busy and plant ~hat grass seed too. There should be enough ~varm weather ~o germinate and sprout grass seed. Grass seed that starts to grow this time of the year will produce hay next year. 'Specially if it is drilled an the contour ,and you've planted Cested seed that ,has 'been treated to prevent seed .born diseases. Really works. Someone said that "of all the labor-saving devices for women, they haven'.t yet topped a bus- ,band with lots of money!" When you take .a look at your fields, notice --- A teacher ask her class, "Where is the Capitol of ,the United States?" One litle boy answered, "In loans all over ,the world." you notice any washes -- I overheard one woman Celling an- other down at ~e new Medical Center open house, "School days can be among the happiest of your life -- providing your chil- dren are old enough to ~ttend.'; If you notice any washes form- ing in your fallowed or newly seeded fields - That is a clue to ,the fact you aren'.t farming to conserve your moisture. ~his moisture Will raise a crop if you can keep it right on the field where the crop is to ,be grown. When you are farming ~o all .that moisture right in where R falls, then you can .thinking about commercial zers. Now isn't the right ti~ne~ think abou.t it! Now is the ~r~ do itl Kind of like a conference R? A conference is a people discussing what should be doing.. Ducks and geese fdnue flying for a sho~t after being ~Lit with no of beln, g ~urt. Continue to ,them after firing to prevent and cripple loss. THE SUNDANCE Sundence, Wyo. Sept. 21, W. F. Newland Founder E~tablished 1885 James I. Newland Manager am GOOD CATTLE REASONABLY PRICED GREENWOOD RANCHES NEWLAND & SON COLONY, WYOMING on f, Base Board Hot Water "Will Be As Modern in Years to Come As It Is Today" | |