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    Our "old baby" is a 1968 Mack Engine, We use it as a "Reserve" piece but it has seen a few inital attacks in the last few years
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    1895 Hose Cart
    next oldest is a 1941 GMC midship (was a WWII Army fire truck, our village obtained in 1948)
    Third Oldest - 1966 IH "bucket truck" with front mount pump

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    Our oldest is a 1978 Ford with 750 tank and 750 gmp pump. It's our reserve and doesn't run calls or parades. It's just there for ISO credits but we are looking to get rid of it and put our next oldest pumper into reserve. If so, then our 1986 Ford with 750 tank and 1250 gpm pump would be reserve and it still runs good if we need to put it in service.
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    And heres' a pic of our 1986 Ford Pumper. 750 tank and 1250gpm pump. Still in service and my favorite truck to drive in any parades. It runs like a champ but with no air conditioner or AM/FM radio it's not a favorite among most of our vollies. But I love it and even though it may become our Reserve in the near future it will still pump as well as anything we have bought lately.
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    Our oldest apparatus is a 1982 Crown Pumper. We aquired it early this year from the Marysville Fire District (Sno. Co. WA) Our Volunteers put many hours into refurbishing the engine to match our first out. With a black over red paint scheme, all the diamond plate was polished and we had all the compartments done with "Line - X." The engine is a strong runner and still pumps with the best of them. It is said that this crown was one of the very last to roll out of the plant from the crown company, shortly after being put in service the crown was first in on a second alarm hanger fire. The crown is second out to our 2002 Pierce Quantum.
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    We have two "parade" pieces that we regularly take to parades in our area, first we have an 1866 Amoskeag Steamer which was operational until 1995 when the boiler broke (we are in the process of getting funding for it) and a 1932 Sanford Hose Cart.
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    Our 1932 Sanford Hose Cart
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    Tillerman.
    Whats that thing sticking out the hose bed on the second photo?

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    Our oldest (still in use) is a 1977 Pierce/International Tele-Squirt.....

    Have an older parade truck. I think late 50s....... Will have to find a pic......

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    OK....... I think these are the same truck (it's hard to tell from the pics)........



    The truck on the far right.......... It is in the process of being refurbished.......


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    we still operate a 1969 American LaFrance Snorkel. We also have our antique for the 1930s, which can still drive and pump.
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    Whats that thing sticking out the hose bed on the second photo?
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    other company in town...2nd due piece

    1962 75' Snorkle, rechassied on a 2000 Pierce, same useless boom.
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    other company in town....their 3rd due piece

    1972 Seagrave
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    1979 King Seagrave 840gpm front-pumper. 3-man cab, split-shift 5 speed, and a ride-on tailboard you can park a mini-van on.

    It was also our newest apparatus until three months ago.
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    Our oldest unit is a 1968 Kaiser Jeep. The truck serves as a brush truck, but with the amount of equipment carried it could almost serve as a frontline engine (providing a bigger tank/pump). The truck is now nicknamed "Brush Hawg" as it will go anywhere (especially if you add the paddles). Truck placed 1st at the 125th Annual Pa Fireman's Convention held this past September for the best appearing/equipted Brush Unit.
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    Our oldest responding unit is a '52 GMC 500 GPM pumper with a 500 gal. tank. It responds with our rural dept. Would make a great parade piece with some work, but needs replaced for duty.

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    Our oldest is a 1975 Ford L8000, our Engine 3. It was refirbed in 1999. Biggest, most glorious piece of crap we got.

    The only cool thing about it is that it will be going down the road soon.
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    Geeze, this post is from when I was Plattsfire1. It's been so long since I've posted on here that I forgot my password and had to start over as Plattsfire2. Low and behold, somebody found it from WAY back in the archives.

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    Our oldest piece is a 1988 PL Custom ambulance body which was first utilized as a BLS non-transporting rescue truck and is now utilized as a Squad truck for manpower and equipment.



    Our oldest Engine is a 1995 E-One

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    As a small vollie dept with a $50,000 dollar budget we manage to do well (considering), and our oldest is a 1989 Pierce Dash Pumper.

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    I dare say that we will have everyone beat. The Memphis Fire Department currently has 26 trucks. Three E-one platforms, eighteen E-one 100' rearmounts, & 5 OLD Pirsch tiller trucks. The oldest is T24 located at fire station 38. They pull a 1934 trailer with a 1972 Pirsch tractor.

    The other 4 trailers are pulled by 80's model Ford tractors. Pics of all can be seen on our website. Enter, click on apparatus.

    T6 is at 28's.
    T12 is at 30's.
    T17 is at 35's.
    T21 is at 50's.
    T24 is at 38's.

    All of these trailers have been factory refurbed at least twice, maybe more.
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    We have a 1984 Pierce Dash 1250/500 that we use as a back up for our squad and for training. The only time it runs as an engine is when we are in "huricanne mode", when we use it as our first out. With its "old school" electronics, its better for high water

    Our back up engine is a 1993 Pierce Lance 1500/500 rescue pumper.
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    Originally posted by MemphisE34a
    I dare say that we will have everyone beat. The Memphis Fire Department currently has 26 trucks. Three E-one platforms, eighteen E-one 100' rearmounts, & 5 OLD Pirsch tiller trucks. The oldest is T24 located at fire station 38. They pull a 1934 trailer with a 1972 Pirsch tractor.

    The other 4 trailers are pulled by 80's model Ford tractors. Pics of all can be seen on our website. Enter, click on apparatus.

    T6 is at 28's.
    T12 is at 30's.
    T17 is at 35's.
    T21 is at 50's.
    T24 is at 38's.

    All of these trailers have been factory refurbed at least twice, maybe more.

    I dare to say that the apparatus of the Fire Department of Memphis are or at least at one time, were the BEST kept and maintained fire apparatus in use. When A. O. Smith was running the shops, they had very little deadlined apparatus there. Everything got fixed without much delay and a lot was make in the shops. When the ambulances came in to service in the 1960's. the shops took care of them as well. Most, if not all the old salvage, hose tenders, old rescue's, light wagons, and the Multi Master and apparatus of the like were made by the shops. These older senior ladder trucks have been around for a long time. They will be around for longer as the shops keeps them in great mechanical order. It was very hard to beat a Pirsch Ladder Truck!

    I would not trash these older pieces as they still have very good use and life in them. If the department had not still had senior trucks they would not had been able to make rescues at the Regis Tower high rise incident where several outstanding Brothers lost their lives.

    Keep them running guys, they will never fail you!


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    Hey Cap. You never cease to amaze me. Your knowledge of our town is amazing. You have to have lived and worked here in a previous life.

    The shop was top notch back when A.O. Smith was running it. It is not so top notch anymore. But I think it has more to do with what they are having to work on today not neccessarily who is doing the work or overseeing the shop.

    I know it seems like I am down there every other set in our '99 E-One pumper.

    Alot of companies that get in some older reserves would rather keep them then get their new stuff back.
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