Fire Engine Impounded

Department members traveled to Washington, DC in the engine to pick up supplies for the weekly carnival. It was reported that they were double parked while loading the fire engine and that District of Columbia Police impounded the engine. Chief W.H. Wells went to Washington and was informed that the usual fee for retrieving an impounded vehicle was $5.00, but since it was a fire engine they would release engine for $3.00. After some protesting, the Chief paid the $3.00 and he and the crew came home.