History of the Apparatus

                                HISTORY OF THE APPARATUS

  • 1913       Buick / Boyd

                          75 gallon Kenawha chemical truck. Answered 19 alarms in its first year of

                          service.

  • 1924       Hahn HFD

                          Company's first Pumper. Carried 550 feet of hose.

  • 1926        Ford Model T         

                           An old photo indicated it may have been wrecked.

  • 1930        Ford Model AA / American LaFrance open cab

                           Purchased in 1947 to replace the Stutz 6. Sold in 1954 to Cameron's

                           junkyard on Rt. 1 and Old Lincoln Highway

  • 1931       Stutz 6 

                           Purchased for $90.00. Replaced the 1926 Model T

  • 1938        Autocar / US Fire Apparatus

                           Replaced the 1923 Hahn. Converted to a tanker in 1951 and retired

                           in 1956.

  • 1951        Ward LaFrance semi-cab

                           Carried 1,500 feet of hose. Sold 1966.

  • 1955        Ford F-750 / Harwick semi-cab

                            Had a canvas top placed over the open cab. Sold to Upper Makefield

                            Fire Company in 1976 and painted forest green.

  • 1957         Ward LaFrance semi-cab

                            One of the first 1,000 gallon per minute pumpers of the era. Was eventually

                            sold to an individual collector.

  • 1958         Ford C-800 / Harwick cabinet style tanker body

                             V-8 gas motor with 5 speed manual transmission.

  • 1965         Hahn 78 / Cincinnati semi-cab forward

                            Tried to sell in 1990 ... had no takers. Donated to Tri-Community VFD in

                            Lee County, KY in 1992. Within a few months of going in service in Lee County,

                            it played a major role in a large lumber yard fire in center of town.

  • 1969        International Loadstar 1600 / Bricktown

                           Custom full-width 4X4 field truck. Had wide mud & snow floatation tires.

  • 1973        Hahn 84, Model HCP-15 canopy cab

                           Was originally the second engine out of the Wycombe Station. It was the first

                           engine to open the Substation in Forest Grove. Was donated to Waveland, MS

                           Fire Company to replace apparatus that was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.

  • 1976        GMC Sierra 454 / Hamerly

                           Custom Mini Pumper. Starting in 1993 was used as first responder for emergency

                           medical calls.

  • 1981       International Paystar 5000, 1000/3000 front mounted pump

                          Cabinet style, 3,000 gallon tanker. Sold in 1997.

  • 1990       Spartan Gladiator Eurospace LFD Engine

                          In 1995, while working a barn fire with 5 classic cars inside, was struck by a

                          gas shock absorber that exploded off a 1987 Porsche. No one was injured

                          however, the shock struck a ladder on the side of the truck and bent the rung.

  • 1997       E-One Cyclone IIC Rescue

                          4 door, 6 passenger, raised roof climate controlled cab. 9 bay utility body with

                          Holmatro rescue tools and 6000 PSI air cascade system. *Currently in service

                          as Rescue 35

  • 1997       Kenworth / S&S, 750/3500 Tanker

                          Detroit Series 60 - 430 HP diesel. * Currently in service as Tanker 35

  • 2003       E-One Cyclone II Engines (Twins)

                          500 gallon CAFS engines. * Currently in service as Engine 35 and Engine 95.

  • 2006       Ford F-550 / Guardian Field Truck

                          Replaced the 1969 International field truck.  *Currently in service as Field 35.

  • 2005       Freightliner M2 /Montana Fire Works

                          4X4 Engine  equipped with Class A foam. Purchased in 2010 form Park County

                          Rural Fire District in Livingston, MT.     * Currently serving as Engine 85.

  • 2019      John Deere Gator 865m /Q Tac Skid Unit

                          4X4 utility side by side with an 80 gal combination fire attack and rescue skid unit.

                          Deployed on a utility trailer.     * Currently serving as Special Service 35.

 


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