Gotta admit, thought I've seen them all... never saw that kind before.
check out how the doors swing - suicide type.
A 1983 slope-sided Braun ambulance... Not sure why they did away with the slope sided design.. It's been one of the most reliable units in the fleet!
Not totally on topic, but I just ran across this picture whilst searching for others in the "picture drawer."
I was only peripherally involved with them, but the contractor operated FD on the Pacific Island I was on in 71-72 was all but a collection of antiques. I'd almost bet all of them are still on the island 40 years later. Doubtful they're running, though.
Three O11B's, a 530B, and a commercial chassis of unknown heritage (corrections accepted). The pickup had an Ansul "Twin Agent" skid unit.
Oh, and that's the fire station in the background...
Heck our newest truck is a 1988 International dump truck converted to a quick attack. Then a 1987 Ford pumper tanker, and finally a 1952 Dodge M37 brush truck.
We have a 1981 ALF Pioneer Pumper, that truck will run and pump circles around any other engine in our area. She may not be pretty, but shes a beast!Quote:
Gahh! The Pioneer-- the fly in the ointment, the Khloe to the Kim, the Carson Palmer to the Bengals.
We technically have a 1975 Maxim that's still in service. It's duty is slated as a backup pumper for storms.
As far as actual in-service pieces.....we still run a 1982 Ford/Ranger pumper. She's our brush engine now. If the 250 gal in our little truck can't do it, E-2 will roll and will dump the tank and/or tag a hydrant and feed the brush truck via a 2 1/2" line. And we also carry many reducers and miles of forestry line if need be.
Our next oldest is our Ladder. 1985 E-One 110' RMA. It was originally ordered by Boston Fire and is identical to their 1980's trucks.
What is that?! And with a name like "Grapeville", why on God's green Earth would you go with purple?!!! That just screams "Kick Me!" lol