Why register? ...To Enhance Your Experience
+ Reply to Thread
Page 4 of 10 FirstFirst 1234567 ... LastLast
Results 61 to 80 of 186
Like Tree2Likes

Thread: Your oldest apparatus?

  1. #61
    Forum Member HeavyRescueTech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    2,460

    Default

    we still operate a 1969 American LaFrance Snorkel. We also have our antique for the 1930s, which can still drive and pump.
    If my basic HazMat training has taught me nothing else, it's that if you see a glowing green monkey running away from something, follow that monkey!

    FF/EMT/DBP


  2. #62
    MembersZone Subscriber
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    1,098

    Default

    Whats that thing sticking out the hose bed on the second photo?
    It's the window to protect the FIREMAN riding on the TAILBOARD!
    Proud Right-Wing Extremist since 1992

    "Extreme Liberalism is a Mental Disorder"- Michael Savage

  3. #63
    Forum Member Bones42's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    Pt. Beach, NJ
    Posts
    10,570

    Default

    other company in town...2nd due piece

    1962 75' Snorkle, rechassied on a 2000 Pierce, same useless boom.
    Last edited by Bones42; 03-15-2011 at 09:38 AM.
    "This thread is being closed as it is off-topic and not related to the fire industry." - Isn't that what the Off Duty forum was for?

  4. #64
    Forum Member Bones42's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    Pt. Beach, NJ
    Posts
    10,570

    Default

    other company in town....their 3rd due piece

    1972 Seagrave
    Last edited by Bones42; 03-15-2011 at 09:38 AM.
    "This thread is being closed as it is off-topic and not related to the fire industry." - Isn't that what the Off Duty forum was for?

  5. #65
    MembersZone Subscriber mcaldwell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Panorama, British Columbia, Canada
    Posts
    3,022

    Default

    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.
    Never argue with an Idiot. They drag you down to their level, and then beat you with experience!

    IACOJ

  6. #66
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    16

    Post

    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.
    Think!! This Might Be The Day You Dont Come Home!

    East Fallowfield Fire & Rescue
    Station 13
    Crawford County, Pa.
    Firefighter/EMT

  7. #67
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    67

    Default

    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.

    TF

  8. #68
    MembersZone Subscriber Dickey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2000
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    5,111

    Default

    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.
    Jason Knecht
    Assistant Chief
    Altoona Fire Dept.
    Altoona, WI

    IACOJ - Director of Cheese and Whine
    http://www.cheddarvision.tv/
    EAT CHEESE OR DIE!!

  9. #69
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    332

    Default

    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.

  10. #70
    MembersZone Subscriber SIGNAL99COM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 1999
    Location
    East Syracuse, NY
    Posts
    286

    Default

    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

    Chris Shields
    Lieutenant / EMT
    Haz-Mat Technician
    East Syracuse Fire Dept
    Onondaga County, NY

  11. #71
    MembersZone Subscriber
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    149

    Default

    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.

  12. #72
    Forum Member MemphisE34a's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Memphis, TN - USA
    Posts
    2,446

    Default

    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.
    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Robert Kramer
    cell #901-494-9437

    Management is making sure things are done right. Leadership is doing the right thing. The fire service needs alot more leaders and a lot less managers.

    "Everyone goes home" is the mantra for the pussification of the modern, American fire service.


    Comments made are my own. They do not represent the official position or opinion of the Fire Department or the City for which I am employed. In fact, they are normally exactly the opposite.

  13. #73
    Forum Member Dave1983's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Gator Country
    Posts
    4,157

    Default

    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.
    Fire Marshal/Safety Officer

    IAAI-NFPA-IAFC/VCOS-Retired IAFF

    "No his mind is not for rent, to any god or government"
    RUSH-Tom Sawyer

    Success is when skill meets opportunity
    Failure is when fantasy meets reality

  14. #74
    Forum Member CaptOldTimer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 1999
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    7,151

    Default

    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!


    Stay Safe and Well Out There....

    Always remembering 9-11-2001 and 343+ Brothers

  15. #75
    Forum Member MemphisE34a's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Memphis, TN - USA
    Posts
    2,446

    Default

    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.
    Robert Kramer
    cell #901-494-9437

    Management is making sure things are done right. Leadership is doing the right thing. The fire service needs alot more leaders and a lot less managers.

    "Everyone goes home" is the mantra for the pussification of the modern, American fire service.


    Comments made are my own. They do not represent the official position or opinion of the Fire Department or the City for which I am employed. In fact, they are normally exactly the opposite.

  16. #76
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    5

    Default

    Our first out engine is a 1971 Ford F500/John Bean with a 500 Gpm Pump with 500 gallons of water. It is equiped with the massive 360 cubic inch gasoline power plant. It carries a small foam system, almost 2000 feet of various sized hose. It is the only "full size" engine in the immediate area equiped with four wheel drive and that is very appreciated with large brush fires to get that size of truck in the back country.

    She's not the fastest or the best looking but we're shown up some of newer equipment when it counts.

    Take a look http://www.ravfd.org/index.html

  17. #77
    Forum Member CaptOldTimer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 1999
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    7,151

    Talking

    Yeah maybe so! May have been with old 4 engine in the pinch, long ago too!

    I can't say that I blame them for wanting a reserve over the front line piece!


    Stay Safe and Well Out There....

    Always remembering 9-11-2001 and 343+ Brothers

  18. #78
    Forum Member Maverick9110E's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    OakRidge,NJ
    Posts
    366

    Default

    our oldest apparatus right now is a 1971 hahn and is still in frontline service!:



    Engine 724 responds as second-due engine or supply/hole pumper from Milton Road Main Firehouse

    1500 g.p.m. Hale pump
    500 gallon booster tank
    Cummins Turbo Diesel 355 NTB
    5-speed manual transmission
    open 5-man cab
    1 - 1 3/4” preconnected handline
    3” supply hose
    5” LDH hose
    3 side-mounted hard suction bars
    ice-breaking tools/ice-saw
    turbo-draft device
    forcible entry tools
    ground ladders - 14’ roof and 35’
    724 is a beautifully-maintained classic fire apparatus and is well known on the Northern New Jersey parade circuit, competed as an in-service antique.

  19. #79
    MembersZone Subscriber SteveDude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    London, England
    Posts
    1,254

    Default

    This 1984 Dodge/Magirus Turntable Ladder is now the oldest in our spare fleet...it's a 1984. There are somewhere in the region of 400 vehicles in the LFB, most of them Pumpers, the oldest, again in the spare fleet is about 1992.
    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Steve Dude
    IACOJ member
    www.fireservice.co.uk

    London Fire Brigade...."Can Do"


    'Irony'... It's a British thing.

  20. #80
    MembersZone Subscriber SteveDude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    London, England
    Posts
    1,254

    Default

    This was the oldest...a 1982..but it had a bad day...
    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Steve Dude
    IACOJ member
    www.fireservice.co.uk

    London Fire Brigade...."Can Do"


    'Irony'... It's a British thing.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts