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    Lampeter Fire Co in Lancaster Co Pa runs a 1969 CF Mack and it still runs like a champ!!!!
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    Our oldest piece of in service apparatus is Engine 4...a 1979 E-One built on a Ford C-8000 chassis. It was originally placed into service as Engine 1 and was painted chrome yellow.

    Engine 4 is a reserve piece. The paint scheme is now white over red.
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    We have a 1969 Pierce snorkel. it has a gas Waukesha straight 12. We can't get parts for it anymore, so it will hopefully get replaced soon.
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    Our oldest is a 1965 Jeep CJ5 and it is hands down the ugliest thing you have ever seen, but it does one helluva job down in the places where no other trucks dare venture. Then we recently acquired a 69 or 70 model military 6x6.

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    well I don't know the exact years on the 2 trucks but there both good old trucks.
    Our main pumper(which is 851) is a early 70's Peter Pirsh 5 man cab, 5 speed with a 280 HP detroit(we bought it used from a full time department) believe it or not it has a 1500 GPM pump on it(which today that's still a good size pump back then that had to of been a monster ) then our brush truck(which is 854) which is a late 60s early 70s Chevy 3 man cab 3/4 ton 4x4 4 speed transmission,we put mudder tires on it and it has a 350 in it. and it does it job well.it has your run of the mill brush truck stuff(booster hose, small tank like 150-200 gallon) and a few lights.

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    our oldest truck is a 1965 seagrave, with a 5 man cab, 1000 gal tank, 1000gmp 2-stage pump, 5 speed transmission, and a 549 cubic inch International. POSSIBLY UP FOR SALE SOON!

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    1963 VanPelt, International Chassis. Newest is a 1980 VanPelt on an International Chassis. All Engines, no Trucks.
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    N2DFire,

    Here is another Oren in VA!!

    1969 Ford Oren - tilt cab with a 500 Gallon tank, 750 gpm pump. It is our reserve unit right now, but will be sold in less than a year when we get our new, 2002 Ferrara engine in July .
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    Until recently (mid 90's) our oldest piece still in service was a 1949 American LaFrance 100' aerial ladder. It was replaced by a 1968 Young Pitman 85' Snorkle. That was most recently replace by a 2000 KME 101' Tower/Ladder.


    We also have a 1959 GMC w/500gpm Single Stage Hale although it is mainly used for training fires to keep front line apparatus in service, it is still a work horse and can hold its own. I trust it as much as I trust our newer apparatus(and sometimes more)

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    the oldest engine in my dept are a couple of FMC's late 70's models (reserve status) they still run and pump but what a couple of pieces of junk. Until a few years ago we had 2 open cab Mack's now those were some firefighing machines's. Not just anyone jumped into those and took off to a call but once you got there they would pump for days. The oldest we have in front line service is a LaFrance guess it is an early 80's model.

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    1978 Suphen 85 Foot Ladder Truck. We really do not use it unless all H*&ll has broken out, Due for replacment next year, until then, we call our local mutual aid FD whom has 5 new 2001 ladder trucks.

    Our next oldest is a engine in reserve. E-1 and is a 1981.
    Front line since 1983 and still going strong

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    The oldest peice of equipment that we have is a, will I don't know that exact year, but it is late 40's early 50's, this is NOT a parade peice, although we have put it in parade a few times. This engine pumper is 702 and we don't really use it much, it really is our second brush truck, whenever we have a feild fire or bruch fire it repsonds becasue it can just "be bop" right along, not a care in the world. Prefreabbly like older equipment although some of them are trouble but there are some that you can just count on.

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    Our oldest engine is a 1950 L model Mack, all white with a 750 gpm pump. Mostly used for parades.

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    our departments oldest is my companies engine, we have a 1989 e-one pumper, not that old and can still run with the rest if not beat em
    You shouldn't even be in this conversation .

    Our oldest still in service is a 1970 Darley engine, 1000 gpm pump with a 500 gallon tank. It is at an outlying station but is a first-line unit, not a reserve. They burnt up the motor years ago (way before my time)and replaced it with one that was a size smaller, so it's kind of underpowered. It'll get you there if you're not in a terrible hurry .

    This truck has the distinction of marking the change in our department from red to black-over-yellow as a paint scheme. We've been black-over-yellow since then.

    We may consider refurbing it in a couple of years, replace the wimpy gasoline engine with a diesel. It's still in reasonably good shape. That station makes so few runs that I can't justify spending a lot of money replacing it if it still runs.
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    1964 Seagrave pumper but it was repowered and got a new pump in 1980 (has less hours than our 1994 Pierce) followed by a 1971 International John Bean unit, our other dept in the district is a 1969 Chevy pickup with a skid unit followed by there 1971 Chevy John Bean.
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    we have lots of choices.............1973 Chevy brsuh truck that was retroed and is now the Safety Officers Vehicle..........1976 or 78 Chevy C60 "Heavy Squad" now decomissioned as "Special Ops'........also a Beast to keep started once going........1978 Sutphen 85 ft quint that is still pretty "cherry" for its age.......1984 Pierce Arrow ........ 1250 pump 750 tank "rescue engine" (all the stufff came off the "heavy squad" LOL) ........great truck once the turbo gets warmed up. You can see all these trucks and more @ www.rossfordfire.com
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    A 1986 GMC Sirrea with a walk in rescue/command post body. There has been some talk about replaceing the truck. But in 98 it got a new Chevy big block,new transmission ,dual alternator/battery setup to handle the new computers,radios and general bigger power demand,it also got two telescopeing lights in the back and was re letterd 3 weeks ago.
    So my guess is if the department is going to spend the $1500 to reletter it, it may be around for a few more years. There really is nothing wrong with it to speak off, just the light bar is getting old but we got a bout 4 of those on the shelf.

    For the "oldest appartus"would be our ex military mule M-1 from the Vietnam war. We completely rebuilt it and has been used a few times. 3 weeks ago also we rolled another wreck of a mule into our rebuilding shop and are going to rebuild it. There 2 more but there are no plans to rebuild them. We are looking at the worse of the two as a part suppy for the other 3.

    This is M-1 in the bay. We used to haul cribbing around for the CERT program we sponserd this weekend.
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    Our oldest unit is Brush 2, which is hardly ever used. It's a 1962 GMC Chevy pick-up with the tank and pump mounted in the bed. And come to think of it, I've never driven the thing in the 8 years I've been in the department.

    Our oldest MAIN UNIT is a 1976 Kenworth that runs as a tanker. Has a 1700 gallon tank and a 1500 GPM waterous pump that was recently overhauled. It used to be a foam/special hazards engine when the department bought it in 76, WAY before my time. In 1998, as we implimented the department's re-organization, the K-Wopper was refurbed from an engine to an engine/tanker. The cab isn't a fat person's cab, but that thing will haul serious @$$ and is loud as hell. It's easy to drive, easy to pump, but sadly we don't take her out much.
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    M-1, with a load of cribbing at the MATF-1 rubble pile.
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    Ok now, dont laugh at this one. We have MATCHING 1956 & 1957 Ford Pumpers. 500gal pump with 750 tanks. Even better: 5-speed manual with 2-speed rear axle.

    After that it would be our 1978 Ford tanker (That used to be a grain truck). But since we were finally approved for a FEMA grant it will be gone soon.

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