Apparatus fans, here's our historical fleet project. Reader Micah Bodford has been compiling a roster of past 'n' present Charlotte rigs. Here's his data for the first seven decades of motor rigs, with a few inputs merged from myself. Note that the list excludes North Carolina Air National Guard rigs, for now. Ditto for chief cars and most utility vehicles. There are a couple special units listed: searchlight, high-pressure unit. Lots of room for input! Readers, can you help with the bullet-nosed Seagraves and their histories? Any and all feedback is greatly appreciated!
[ This historical fleet listing has been moved to www.legeros.com/history/fleets ]
Couple notable updates to this list…
1956 ALF ladder deleted. Likely duplicate of 1955 ALF, L5/L10. Added that it was a later loaner to Albemarle, then served Carrboro.
1950s IHC R185 or R190 Civil Defense “Calamity Jane” rescue added. Seen in vintage photo from Station 1 in 1988 CFD yearbook.
1960s Ford C/Ward LaFrance engine added. Listed as a foam unit in 1988 CFD yearbook.
Follow-up posting pending, CFD rigs of the 1980s and 1990s!
Legeros - 07/24/14 - 08:01
Some questions being researched, including:
Hose tender – Station 1, unmanned. Utility body truck with large hose bed in rear. Carried 3000 feet of five-inch supply line and a manifold. Operated circa 1970s and 1980s.
Rescue 1 – Utility body truck was first version.
Squad 1 – Ford Econoline passenger vans of various model years.
Some updates, including:
Added question mark after L4 as 1973 WLF Ambassador
Added second 1977 Ford/Howe telesquirt, for E11
Added question about three additional 1970s Ford/Seagrave engines.
Added note about 1960s Ford/Ward LaFrance engine, being from Pinoca VFD.
Added question mark after L15 as 1978 Sutphen.
Added note about 1973 Hendrickson/Pierce pumpers
Thanks to Terry Lacy for information!
Legeros - 07/27/14 - 11:53