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    Originally posted by SteveDude
    This was the oldest...a 1982..but it had a bad day...
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    Smile I Dunno.................

    I guess we should consider ourselves lucky. Here's our oldest, a 1992 Spartan Gladiator 10 man cab, with a Marion "Walk Around" Heavy Rescue. We placed it in service on July 2, 1992 and it has logged over 12,000 Runs so far.
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    Smile The Oldest IN SERVICE Engine..............

    We have a 1945 Mack pumper that is used for Parades and PR Events. Our 1995 Spartan Gladiator 10 man cab has a 1250 Hale Pump and a Rescue Body by Quality.
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    Do you actually run a 10-man engine company, or do you roll with whatever you can get?
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    We have a 1980 Ford Engine that still makes all the runs. We rebuilt the pump and tranny this year. We were hoping it would be replaced but no such luck. It is slime lime.
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    We unfortunatly (not for lack of $$ either) still operate a 1974 American LaFrance 75' Telesquirt. It is older than the current Chief. Replacing it this year.

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    Until a few months ago, our oldest rig in our four-piece fleet was a 1980 FMC pumper. However, the leak in the tank and the pump that would not pass its test finally became big enough problems that we booted it from "reserve" status to "out of service." I must admit that it was a pleasure to strip it of its equipment. Having it in the engine bay gave everyone -- members and citizens alike -- a false sense of security. Just because it's big, red & parked in a fire station doesn't mean that it'll be any good at a fire.

    Now that the '80 is out of service, our oldest rig is a 1991 LTI 75' quint. Forbidding any accidents, it should remain the oldest rig for some time. I doubt we even consider replacing it until it's 20 years old or older.

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    My volunteer dept:

    It's hard to decide for us. because our oldest piece of apparatus was refurbished when we bought it. It's a 1975 Hendrickson pumper with a Squrt tower and 1250gpm pump, bought by us and refurbished in 1998. We expanded the water tank to 700 gallons from 500 and replaced a bunch of sheetmetal, as well as replacing the steel fire body with an aluminum one from another truck.

    In terms of the truck that has had the longest service with us, without being refurbished or rebuilt, it'd be our 1993 Navistar 4900 pumper.

    The career dept I dispatch for:

    Light trucks - There are a couple from 1980 still floating around, as brush trucks/boat tow vehicles.

    Pumpers - Some 1975 pumpers were just retired, as well as some 1980 models. There is one 1980 model still hanging around, but the main line includes a couple of 1982 units.

    Aerials - Two 1981 units are being tossed about as spares right now for any other aerial that breaks - I'm sorry, requires maintenance. There's a couple of 1982 units that are on front line duty.
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    Smile Sort Of...............

    Originally posted by Firefighter1219
    Do you actually run a 10-man engine company, or do you roll with whatever you can get?
    We've bought ten man cabs for some time now. The First had 10 seats, the later ones have 2 seats removed for a EMS cabinet, so the EMS Equipment and Supplies have the benifit of the Heat and Air Conditioning. We go with whatever crew is available, but there are times that all 8 seats are full, and times that we only have 3 or 4.
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    our oldest is a Mack 1989 Pumper. One of my fav pieces of apparatus... but its on the block, its replacement is in production

    oh well, out with the old in with the new. as long as it puts water out, im gravy
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    Ours is a 1968 FWD Tractioneer with 4x4 and an open cab.
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    Default oldest trucks

    Lake Ozark has

    239 Support Unit
    1978 International Fuel Tanker 1500 Gallon Fuel Capacity
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    211 Reserve Engine
    1979 Pierce 1000 GPM 750 Gallon Tank

    241 Engine
    1985 Quality 1000 GPM 750 Gallon Tank

    231 Engine
    1985 Quality 1000 GPM 750 Gallon Tank

    235 Tanker
    1983 Pierce 250 GPM 2500 Gallon

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    1981 Hendrickson 4X4 55' Telesquirt 1250 GPM 500 Gallon Tank

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    Wink Here's the oldest....................

    Not only is the Truck old, but......... Never mind. It's our 1945 Mack, 500 gpm pumper. Affectionatly referred to as "The Old Mack" it is operated at parades and PR events by some of our, well, senior members, known as "The Over The Hill Gang". The photo is a bit dated, probably summer 1995, taken at a Parade somewhere. The crew is Earl "Pop" Lutz driver, Past Asst. Chief Jim Willett in the Officers seat, and enjoying the ride on the back step, my late father, Past Chief Earle Woods. At the time of the photo, these three gentlemen had an eyeopening 172 years of service between them. "Pop" Lutz was the junior of the three with only 43 years on. He is still active today.
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    We have a tie on our department.

    Water Tender 41 is a 1978 AM General with a 3,700 gallon tank donated to us by the U.S. Forest Service. Its gone out on most of the major wildfires the past couple years and we also use it to assist the local USFS with PhosChek application each spring.

    Truck 41 is a 1978 American LaFrance Century 100' tractor drawn aerial that was purchased about 6-7 years ago from the Hewlett Bay Fire Protection District in NY. The ladder was de-certified a couple years ago due to cracks, but we still run it for the ground ladders and tools.

    Our second and third up engines are 1989 and 1987 (respectively) Mack CFs. Everything else is from the 90s.
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    Originally posted by RescuHoppy7
    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.
    Hey Mike, don't forget that the Amoskeag was not only operational but it was IN SERVICE, until 1995. It got inspected every year.

    Also, I was informed, I think by you as a matter of fact, that it was the oldest piece of fire apparatus still in service in the entire country until the boiler broke.

    Our 1968 has been making it out the door a lot more lately as well, even after we got a brand new pumper this past August. With the return of one of our old members who had moved away and the resparking of interest of one of our other older members, it gets to run again. Only real issues with it now is that it needs body work and the air horn doesn't work because it has a leak on the hose. But the bell works!
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    Our oldest AND STILL IN SERVICE engine is a 1979 EX-FDNY Mack out of Engine 281 from Brooklyn. It was refurbished in 1991, not ENTIRELY just painted and added a bigger tank and added high side compartments.
    it aso has more man hours the miles.

    this 1979 Mack is still in service and out of the 2 engines we run it's 2nd out on ALL calls
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    Our oldest rig is currently a 1981 GMC 5-Star General/3D tanker-pumper. 1250 pump/2500 gal tank. We've toyed with the idea of selling it while it still might be worth something, but no firm decisions have been made as yet.

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    We have a 1974 cab over Ford/Pierce pumper that we bought from a department near Indianapolis 12 years ago. Still passes all the pump tests and runs great. We have been trying to sell it for two years with no luck. It sits as our third pumper right now.

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    1962 chevy 80 series. 500 gal tank. Front mount towers pump. Still use it alot on brush and cornfield fires. Two brush hoses on front were firefighters can stand on front deck to attack fire while truck rolls. We'll miss this trk went it's taken out of service. It's been in our apparatus bay since it was new.

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