Our department is trying to find our 1939 American La France it was sold to a private collector in the 70s and last seen at an event in Fort McHenry MD in the late 70s early 80s. It’s Reg. No. Is L-1120 Type 550 CC ship Order 1600 Ship Date 6/30/1939 Any help hour information would be greatly appreciated. Email or 301-748-8937Wanted Category: Apparatus and Information.
I would like to ask for info on building a USFS Class 3 forest fire tanker, c. 1956-64? I was a summer fire fighter to pay my way through college, and remember fondly driving a ’56 Chevy and ’64 Dodge Class 3 — which was just a 2T flatbed with a slip-on pumper/tool/open crew unit. Sounds hokey, but we were very effective: ‘back in the ‘day, when we actually put out the fires’! I’ve never done a truck or a fire rig before, tho I built my first car model about 1954 with dad, from the Gowland/Revell “Highway Pioneers” series. Wick Humble
Email or (530) 345-7766
Wanted any information on the location of the following pumper a 1941 Ford Oren pumper 500 gpm x new Richmond Ohio, Southern Clermont County. Serial number of 176. Last known location we know about was in the Texas area around 1997.
We are trying to locate this pumper to bring it back to New Rchmond as it was our second fire truck and we still have our first one a 1939 Chevrolet Oren
We would like to restore it or bring it back home again permanently
If you know anything about the location of this pumper or own it we would like to personally talk to you. Hope someone out there can help us out thanks much
Doug Tieman 513-600-0749 or Email
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As an officer of the Latham Fire Department, AKA (S. W. Pitts Hose Co) I have attached a photo of our first piece of firefighting equipment, which I’m trying to locate. The piece in question is a 1910 Howe combination chemical engine which we purchased new at that time, posed in front of the then station, with many interested residents in attendance.
We believe the 1910 Howe is in a private collection, possibly in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont or in the New England area. Any assistance in locating the whereabouts of this historical piece would be greatly appreciated.
Thanking you in advance for your assistance,
Board of Directors
Latham Fire Department
Latham, NY 12110
518-783-7738 or EmailInformation.
Trying to find info on the attached photo. It was strapped to the rear hand rail of a 1923 ALF model 75 triple.
Thanks, John (505) 221-9611Information.
Wanted: Quiambaug Volunteer Fire Company of Stonington, Connecticut is seeking the return of the following items or information regarding the whereabouts as to facilitate their return to the Company.
1. Federal 66G Siren
- Maynard Fire Apparatus emblem
- Akron 3-port “multiversal” master stream device/ deck gun with stream straightener and stacked tips. (This item was reported to have been sold to an individual in Tennessee and placed on an apparatus that was then sold.)
- Cab pillar mounted spotlight.
- Misc. Items and fittings including four small “lug” style spanner wrenches with pedestal mounted holder, three 2.5” discharge elbows and caps, and 4.5” barrel strainer.
These items would have come from an individual named Rob Graham. All items were removed from our 1961 International Harvester/ Maynard pumper and are still property of the QVFD. We would greatly appreciate the return of these items as we are trying to preserve our apparatus as completely as possible. Please contact via cell phone or email with any information you may have. Thank you.
Caretaker- “Old T-21”
Quiambaug Volunteer Fire Company
860-625-7713 or Email
I’m looking for photos and/or whereabouts of Western Mack fire dozer transport semi tractors from the late 60s through the 70s. In particular, I’d like to find photos of Mack RS700Ls (or similar), Mack FS700L coes (or similar) and Superliners. These models were popular in the Los Angeles County area and perhaps also in other western states. Hope to learn if any of these older Mack tractors still exist. I know at least one was retired and sold only about 10 years ago. Does anyone know where these trucks ended up? See photo for an example of what I’m looking for. Email
The truck was originally in service in Menominee, MI and was restored by my father, Don Herson and Paul Bromund, in the mid 1980’s. It had VOGUE FIRE DEPT on the hood. This truck was auctioned off in 2013 and resold and not sure where it is now. I would like to share the history of this truck with whomever is in possession of it now. Please contact either Valerie Herson at 847-514-3314 or Paul Bromund at 847-513-4862.
Wanted Category: Information.