Sunday, July 31, 2016

Glacier NP: Hose Tower at West Glacier

Fighting fires is a fact of life in Western forests, and Glacier has seen some big fires, even in the recent past. Drying fire hose is part of clean-up maintenance. This massive tower is in a ravine at park headquarters next to the park's large fire fighting complex.

A walking tour on PDF includes the tower. It was built by the CCC in 1933 and is still used today

1 comment:

  1. I have seen them with conventional firehouses, but not like this.