John's "Fire Engines"
from 1910 to 1979

 

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This one being the "Old Fire Engine" page
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1945 Ford Fire Engine at Shirley's Service Station, Duluth GA

 

 
 
Truck are almost as old as the automobile. Once man discovered the automobile he found that it could also be used to move material from one place to another.
The first known truck was built in 1896 by the German automotive pioneer Gottlieb Daimler. 
It didn't take long before American manufactures were converting their cars into trucks. The Model T being one of the most famous with it's Model TT. Other manufactures of the automobile also discovered this market. There were also a number of independent truck manufactures both large and small. Fire engines were as natural as a dump truck. They could convey much heavier and more efficient equipment to a fire and travel much longer distances and get their faster. The fire engine of today has developed into a very specialized vehicle. One engine no longer does Everything. There are pumpers, ladders trucks, hazardous materials apparatus, tanker trucks and many more.
On this web page I tried to show as many of these as possible.

 
I would like to invite any one that has a favorite Fire Engine of this period to 
E mail me a copy.
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Pickup Trucks from 1940 to 1969 this a few before and after and after
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The Fire Engine


Perseverance Fire Engine hand drawn in field near 
Quinpool Road Halifax Nova Scotia, 1888
Posted on the internet by The Nova Scotia Archives
1926 Ahrens Fox Pumper
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker

 
 
1958 Seagrave Pumper formerly used by the Edmonton Fire Department, 
on display at Sir Winston Churchill Square in Downtown Edmonton, 
on August 28, 2016.
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
1958 Seagrave Pumper 
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
1958 Seagrave Pumper 
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
1958 Seagrave Pumper 
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
1958 Seagrave Pumper 
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
1930 Model A Ford Fire Truck (Centerville NS No.1)
As far as the owner of this fire truck can find out this is the first fire truck used by the Village of Centerville, Nova Scotia. It was seen at the Prescott House Annual Strawberry Social
1930 Model A Ford Fire Truck (Centerville NS No.1)

 
 
1956 Land Rover  and a 1926 Hudson Super Six Fire Engine
These picture was submitted by Vesa-Matti Vapaavuori, Salo, Finland on behalf of the Salo Volunteer Fire Department
1956 Land Rover 3 person light fire engine and fire engine pump is made by Kulmala Factory in Finland

Kulmala Ltd. modified the Land Rover in 1956 to a Light off-road fire engine and City of Salo Volunteer fire department bought it same year. The back was opened but first open but was modified in 1957 by local metal company.
It is now possible take backseat 4 persons 1957. 
This truck was retired in 1979.

 

1926 Hudson Super Six Fire Engine

The Hudson fire engine pumper was made by Kulmala and it is 2000l/min. Water tank is 9000. Kulmala modified Hudson (1928-1930) 
No information is available
This truck was retired in 1983
 

The Salo Volunteer Fire Department is trying to get
all the information on this fire engine.
All they know so far is:
The truck came to Finland in 1920-1926 as 
passenger car, Apparently it was transporting 
alcohol during prohibition in 1932-35. The driver got 
caught in transit and the car was confiscated to the
state. The car was auctioned in the local town of 
Salo where the local chief of police decided to sell 
the car to the fire department, without any other 
bidders. Actual model and year is 1926 Hudson 
Super Six. The car was converted to a fire engine in 1937 or 1938. 
Anyone involved in this work are no longer living and no other information is available.

They have  a number of pictures like this one showing engine and chassis details. By clicking on the picture to the left you will be able to view 
a page showing some of those pictures.
They are looking for anyone that can work on a engine like this especially the carburetor and
they also looking for any information anyone my have on this fire engine.
If anyone can help please Email me
johnmacdoanld@summerville-novascotia.com
 

1926 Hudson Super Six Fire Engine
1926 Hudson Super Six Fire Engine interior of the cab
1933 Bedford W (Chevy) straight six which towed a Shand Masson Steam Pump... after 70 years they were re-united (2 years ago) now they show together.. The truck was purchased in 1933 as an escape tender to pull the pump
for Ely Fire Brigade UK.
For more information on this truck please click here
This picture was submitted by Peter Swann and the truck is owned by Peter Swann
1915 American LaFrance chain-driven auxiliary
pumper, powered by a No. 13 marine engine.

This fire engine is located atCalgary's Heritage Park
in the Cochrane Fire Hall
The Town of Cochrane Alberta donated the hall to the Heritage Park in 1964, while the LaFrance engine was donated by the Glenbow Foundation.
 

1915 American LaFrance Fire Engine
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones 
1917 LaFrance Fire Engine owned by the town of New Glasgow, 
Nova Scotia
This info was passed on to me via facebook SPAAMFAA
Reg.1860 Type 12 COMB JR
1917 American LaFrance Fire Truck
This picture was taken in New Glasgow NS on August 7, 2014
 
1877 Luulan Steam Fire Engine owned by the town of New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
1877 Luulan Steam Fire Engine
This picture was taken in New Glasgow NS on August 7, 2014
1877 Luulan Steam Fire Engine owned by the town of New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
1877 Luulan Steam Fire Engine
This picture was taken in New Glasgow NS on August 7, 2014
1946 Dodge Fireengine
This picture was taken at  at the Nanaimo Heritage Days Parade  in Nanaimo May 17th, 2015
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
1926 Studebaker/Waterous big six Firetruck. 
Long Lake Fire Department, Long Lake Mn.
Patrick at the wheel
This Picture was submitted by Patrick Cotton, Long Lake, Mn, Photo Credit ~ Tom Palm, 
1926 Studebaker/Waterous big six Firetruck. 
Long Lake Fire Department, Long Lake Mn.
This Picture was submitted by Patrick Cotton, Long Lake, Mn, 
Photo Credit ~ Patrick Cotton. This picture was taken at the  taken at 
WHCPA Pioneer Museum on Memorial Day, 2015
1926 Studebaker/Waterous big six Firetruck. 
Long Lake Fire Department, Long Lake Mn.
This Picture was submitted by Patrick Cotton, Long Lake, Mn, 
Photo Credit ~ Patrick Cotton. This picture was taken at the  taken at
WHCPA Pioneer Museum  on Memorial Day, 2015
1926 Studebaker/Waterous big six Firetruck. 
Long Lake Fire Department, Long Lake Mn.
This Picture was submitted by Patrick Cotton, Long Lake, Mn, Photo Credit ~ Tom Palm
1966  CJ-5 JEEP  FOR SALE FIRE TRUCK 
SUPPORT UNIT

Model CJ-5  Body Type- Pick up.
YEAR-1966  COLOR-Red & Black 
Transmission-3 speed manual - 4X4  FUEL- gas 

This restored jeep houses an original 4 cylinder 134 cu in engine new tires, soft top roof and doors, spare tire, front mount winch, new drive
shafts, vacuum wipers, new storage lockers (keyed), upgraded electrical, 
new alternator and more. This Jeep comes equipped with the following.

Shovel, old wood handle ax, antique collapsible pike pole, fire extinguishers, 100 ft hose, brass nozzle, red lights and siren with black out covers, LED 
rear red flashing lights, tow hitch, solid oak tail board, solid oak hose bed with compartment for spare tire, tail gate padded, ride  along seats and more.
Siren light and windshield red lights are glass lenses not plastic and 
are rare. This unit is truly an antique, stored inside when not in use.
Good for parades, car shows, PR and many other events.
If you are interested in this Fire Jeep:  e-mail Frank at captfds at telus.net
Change the atto @ before emailing Frank

1966 Jeep CJ5 Fire Truck.
This was seen at the "show and shine" that was put on 
at Fort Calgary for Canada Day 2015.

This Jeep Fire Truck is being
offered for sale by it's owner.
The asking price is $18,000 OBO.
You may email me at
or johnmacdoanld@summerville-novascotia.com

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
1966 Jeep CJ5 Fire Truck
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
1966 Jeep CJ5 Fire Truck
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
1966 Jeep CJ5 Fire Truck
Engine Compartment
This picture was submitted by Frank Silliker
1947 Willys CJ2a sterling fire truck
with the 1966 CJ5 shown above
This picture was submitted by Glenn Fry
1947 Willys CJ2a sterling fire truck
This Jeep is owned by Glenn Fry
Calagary AB. Canada
This picture was submitted by Glenn Fry
1947 Willys CJ2a sterling fire truck
This Jeep is owned by Glenn Fry
Calagary AB. Canada
This picture was submitted by Glenn Fry
A 1941 and a 1942 Ford RCAF
Fire trucks
This picture was submitted by Jim Booth
The pictures were taken at Nanton AB

 
 
The following series of pictures were submitted by Brice Bratcher  started as a seasonal firefighter at Campo, SanDiego ranger unit 1960, Driver/engineer Lassen Modoc ranger unit, Driver/engineer Siskiyou ranger unit 1962 thru 1972, Captain Tuolumne Calaveras ranger unit till retirement 1990

 
1951 Ford engine 340 at Campo Fire Station in San Diego County California c1960
Engine 2665 is a 1960 Marmon Harrington/Ford
2264 in the snow, it is similar to 2665 except it is an International.
2278, along with 2264 in front of the garage
Engine 4268 is an International of about 1980 vintage
This is a #10, crew cab, we were trying to get the crew
in out of the elements, all our engines are now inside 
seating for safety
4468 with a couple men on front. It is a #5, similar to 
4483 only 4 wheel drive
Engine 4483 is about the same but 2 wheel drive
Engine 4486 getting a bath.
Engine 4488 is was a 1972 Ford 2 wheel drive
This Engine was Brice's sweetheart
We used to hold a Firemans Muster in the spring at Columbia State Park, (California) Lots of old 
equipment would show up and many would compete,

Handpumper Leland Stanford, Steamer from 
San Francisco F. D. 

SFFD Steamer
Engine 4486 at an auto accident
Pretty typical fire behavior on a hot summer day in
California foothills, brush has high oil content, hence 
black smoke
Several of these bases are scattered around California, 
They have upgraded the S2 aircraft and powered with turboprops, increased capacity from 800 gal to 1250 and 
they are now white. This picture about 1980 at the 
Columbia Air Attack Base.

Looks like they have a run, Capt. Bob Sutton is getting
into airco 44 and the S2 aircraft are preparing to fire up 
and are being loaded with retardant.
This picture about 1980 at the 
Columbia Air Attack Base.

 
 
This 1942 International 1 Ton Fire Engine is owned by Dean Timothy, Edgewater BC,  Canada
   
   
   

 
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 1919 American LaFrance Fire Truck
 1919 American LaFrance Fire Truck
 This 1919 Fire Truck is owned by the Truro Fire Dept., 
Truro Nova Scotia, Canada.
They have owned the engine since 1920 when it was
purchased new and delivered by rail flat car.
 
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 1919 American LaFrance Fire Truck
 1919 American LaFrance Fire Truck
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1920 Dodge Pickup Fire Truck
1920 Dodge Pickup Fire Truck
These pictures were submitted by Ed Arata, Sutter Creek, Cal.
This was the first fire truck in Sutter Creek.
He had the following to say about this truck.
"The Photos of the truck are circa 1927.  The men are obviously part of the Sutter Creek Volunteer Fire Department, but there are no names on the back of the original photos.
The only person that we know is the man sitting in the truck, his name is Joseph J. Capetanich, he was a local auto mechanic and Fire Chief.  His first garage in Sutter Creek is directly behind the person who took the group photo, so we assume that the fire truck was built in his garage.
The building behind the group photo was the
Mint Saloon on Eureka Street and the building is 
still there today, as an art gallery.  In the photo of
the truck only is a building that was a boarding house
and it is still there today a restaurant.
Today in the Fire Service, we have engines called "Fast Attack"engines, as small first-in engines that can get to the fire fast and make an initial attack, so I jokingly call this engine the "First Attack Engine in Sutter Creek" and it must be since they took
the door off for fast entry into the rig.  :)
The tank behind the driver is a Nott Chemical Fire Extinguisher. This tank and hose unit on top were originally mounted on cart wheels and pulled to fire by hand.  The guys obviously got tired of pulling that sucker around town, so mounted  it on this truck.
They then added the hose reel with some small diameter cotton hose and we assume that there is some hose in the bed of the pick-up.  In the two views of the truck, you can just see the handle and the tip of a large diameter nozzle behind the tool box on the running board.  We still have that nozzle. 
We also have the hose basket for  the chemical hose and the hose reel, so now all I need is a 20 or 21 Dodge and I can recreate that rig.  Know any one who has a 20 0r 21 Dordge Pick-up for sale?  Keep your eye out, I am in the market."
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1926 Ford Model TT Fire Truck
with American LaFrance Equipment
This picture was submitted by Jim Mckeown, Acton,
Ontario, Canada This truck has been in the Acton fire hall since I was a child in the 50's. It ran then in the parades but I think they kinda let it go a bit..it could 
still be restored as it is complete.
 
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1930 Model A Ford Fire Truck  (Centerville No. 1)
1930 Model A Ford Fire Truck
These pictures were taken at the Prescott House, Port Williams, Nova Scotia, Strawberry Social, July 13, 2014
1929 Willys-Knight Fire Engine
1929 Willys-Knight Fire Engine
This fire engine is owned by the Riverview New Brunswick Fire Dept. The picture was taken on July 27 2013. 
This picture was taken at my Grandson's wedding
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1941 Seagrave Fire Engine
1948 Chevrolet Fire Truck from Lakeville FL
This fire engine is owned by the Tatamagouche, NS Fire Dept
 
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1949 Ford Fire Truck
1949 Ford Fire Truck
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1925 Ahrens-Fox Fire Truck
1957 Mack B 75 Fire truck
This picture was taken at Rail City NY in the 1950's by
Jim Parker and was submitter by Jim Parker
This truck is owned by Richard Sladen in Whistler, B.C. 
It is all original with only 16,500 miles
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1957 Mack B 75 Fire truck 
1957 Mack B 75 Fire truck 
1925 Broackway Chemicial Truck
1925 Broackway Chemicial Truck
 
1951 Ford Fire Truck

 
Vista's 1954 Kenworth Fire Engine 
These pictures were submitted by Greg Hayden, Vista, CA, and were 
taken at the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, 2005 Parade
   
   

 
 
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