October 1931.(Looking Back)

* Mr A M Cameron, BSc recently submitted a paper to FIRE and the IFE regarding inert gasses for firefighting. Mr Cameron predicts that within a few years inert gasses will almost replace water as the main firefighting medium.

* Deputy Chief James Frederick Collins has been appointed to Chief of Bootle Fire Brigade. Mr Collins was born in a flat behind Bootle Fire Station and has lived on fire brigade property all his life. The council is now advertising for a new Deputy Chief to replace Mr Collins, the salary on offer is between 280 [pounds sterling] to 300 [pounds sterling]per annum.

* At a recent formal handover, the Mayor of Guildford has received from Dennis Bros Ltd a new motor driven fire pump. …

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