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    Quote Originally Posted by SafetyPro
    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.
    Hmm I have the years all wrong on those trucks
    Ours is our 1989 75FT Rear Mount LTI Aerial, Though its replacement an HP100 EOne Rear Mount has arrived its days are coming to a close
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    Our newest apparatus is a 1992. If that helps.

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    Ours is 1985 Supthen pumper. 750 tank 1250 gpm. Now to break some hearts it was red when we got it lol.


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    Our oldest is our 1982 Pierce Arrow 85' Snorkel. It is built on an Oshkosh chassis with a Pierce Arrow cab and body work done by Snorkel. Strange combination for a completed truck.

    It is powered by a Detroit Diesel 445HP 8V92TA with an Allison HT740 4 speed trans. 1500 Waterous pump with 200 gallon water tank.

    We had this truck refurbished by Pierce in 1995. We had the cab enclosed, ladders enclosed, front bumper extended 22", Roof lights changed to mini-halogen lightbars ( used to have those strobe light combination speakers on the roof ), moved air horns from roof to bumper extension. Also had 3 mil thickness of paint removed on entire truck and re-painted. Top half of cab was painted white to reflect new paint scheme of future apparatus.
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    Our's is a 1974-5 (?) Towers Fire Apparatus bult on a Ford Chasis. (Engine) It doesn't get out much anymore. Still in service though.

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    1973 Imperial pumper
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    We have a 1974 Seagrave pumper that is still in use.

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    Posted o3 Ma3ch 7, 2002 by "moi"

    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.
    This is now changed. The old Engine 4 has been retired and traded in. The "new" Engine 4 is a 1988 E-One Ford built on a C-8000 chassis with a enclosed "doghouse" crew cab that ran as Engine 3 from 1988 to 2000.
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    http://www.emergencyrigs.net/viewpho...=161&Size=med_

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    Our oldest engine is a 1973 GMC/Oren. We started our Company with it. Purchased for $4500 in 1993 from a Department in Maryland. Have been told have we got more equipment free on it than we paid for the engine.


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    [LEFT]Our oldest is a 1977 maxim cab forward pumper. It was bought brand new, and was mustard yellow like all of Holden's rigs were back then. The truck was rehabbed in the 1990s and painted the new red/white. I've had the
    privelidge as an explorer to ride it and also do auto body work on it. Talks of it being replaced are coming up more frequently, and the chief might let the explorers take it as our truck.

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    a 1780 Merrimack Hand Pump

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    1985 GMC Brigadier/E-One Pumper/Tanker. 1250gpm two stage pump, 1500 gallon tank. She's slow until she's warmed up, but pumps about 1700gpm during service test.

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    Our's is 1984 Pierce/Ford Pumper. She's old but the best. Don't know why we are selling her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveDude View Post
    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.
    Since I posted this earlier i the year, the old '84 Dodge/Magirus TL's have been replaced, by three of these 2007 Mercedes Magirus TL's.

    The oldest vehicle we now have is a 1992 Volvo/Simon Snorkel Hydraulic Platform (traditional cherry picker type aerial)

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    A 1980 75' ALF "Water Chief".
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    Are newest is a 1980 Seagrave, are oldest now is a 1971 KME

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    Default Old, but still makes the runs

    Oldest apparatus in service in the division is a 1974 75ft. mack aerialscope. I love this truck, but it is scheduled to be replaced by next summer....I am sure it will be up for sale by then if anyone wants it.

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    We are a new department in WV here is what we are running oldest/first due:


    1974 Mack Pumper
    1976 3500 Gallon Tanker
    1961 9000 Gallon Tanker

    Any questions or comments feel free bferris01@hotmail.com

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    Believe it or not, our Ford Diamond-T floodlight is still in service. This is a 1937. We usually only use it as a parade rig, but it does have 7 very powerful and fully functioning spot lights. It's not a first line rig by any means, but at a large fire about a year ago, it was used to provide lighting as the operation took many hours through the night. It was also down at ground zero or in the surrounding area during the 9/11 recovery efforts providing light.





    The oldest, regularly in service rig is a 1989 Simon-Duplex\E-One Engine
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