What is the Oldest Fire Apparatus You Have In Service In Your Department?

In the department I belong, we have a 29 year old American LaFrance Ladder Truck. You would never know that by looking at it, and it is still in great machanical shape as well.

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1985 mazda pumper. Great as a stationary pump but takes a while to get to the fire and drives down hill with a tail wind like nothing else. They keep saying we are getting a new 1 every year for the past 5 or 6 years but we wont believe it till we have it sitting in our engine bay with our name on the side. Will be sad to see the old truck go there are many great memorys and fires from that truck.

Why do you say that you don't need a new truck? It would make things easier for your department and you could use the Howe for parades or donate it to a museum or sell it.
That's for sure.. When I drove I learned on a stick and automatice but when I joined the department our department al nothing but stick and manual chocks. In fact my daughter drive a stick and she loves it.

1978 P-4 crash truck 2 of them, really sucks, check out my pics !

Joe Cleer and Padre Pete, I found your notes on Hallock Chemical Engines. FYI my father is the one who owned the Hallock that is in California. The engine is currently on display at the Sisson Museum in Mount Shasta, CA where I was born and raised. Dad found the fire engine abandoned and it pretty bad shape in Fort Jones, CA before WW II and after some negotiating managed to get the registration and brought it home. He restored the vehicle along with some volunteers after WW II and it spent many years in the Mount Shasta Fire Department where Dad was Fire Chief for 52 years. When Dad retired the vehicle went into the museum.

Wes Melo
Roseburg, OR
Our oldest is 2008....
We have a 1954 AMC General brush truck still in service today... We use it every Summer and Fall......Great running truck and fun to drive.....
Wes thats cool. Lots of these old girls don't get brought back to their glory. I think it is awesome that your dad took the time and $ to bring his back. Sorry I just now got back on here and seen your post.

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