Playing with Fire

Essential Code 3

By Michael J. Legeros

 

This month, collector Mike Adams asks "what is the essential Code 3 Collectibles collection?" He queried several collectors and received a variety of interesting responses:

Robert Martin's Essential New York City Collection

  1. FDNY Seagrave Ladder 10

  2. FDNY Seagrave Engine 10

  3. FDNY Seagrave Squads (all of them)

  4. FDNY HME/Saulsbury reserve haz-mat

  5. FDNY Seagrave tillers (all of them)

  6. NYPD International/Saulsbury ESV unit

  7. FDNY Mack haz-mat engine

  8. NYPD Ford/Reading REP unit

  9. FDNY American LaFrance Engine 34

  10. FDNY yellow Mack pumpers (all of them).

Submitted by Robert Martin in Brick, New Jersey.

Marty Pagio's Essential FDNY Collection

  1. Seagrave Aerialscope Ladder 79

  2. Seagrave Squad (new, any)

  3. E-One/Saulsbury Rescue (any)

  4. Seagrave Ladder 10 (with memorial graphics)

  5. Seagrave Engine 10 (high-pressure pumper)

  6. Seagrave TDA Ladder 147

  7. Ford F-350 SCUBA

  8. Super Pumper System

  9. Mack CF Pumper Engine 58

  10. Mack C Pumper Engine 271

  11. Mack CF Haz-Mat Company

  12. Seagrave Engine 46 (new)

  13. American LaFrance Engine 34

  14. Seagrave Ladder 26 (with tin and resin patch)

  15. GMC Suburban Battalion 45.

Submitted by Marty Pagio in Florida.

Ron Oeullette's Essential FDNY Collection

  1. Squad 1, Seagrave (original)

  2. Bureau of Training pumper, Seagrave (original)

  3. Engine 34, American LaFrance

  4. Engine 58, Seagrave (original)

  5. Engine 73, Seagrave

  6. Engine 82, Seagrave

  7. Engine 233, Seagrave

  8. Ladder 26, Seagrave (Original)

  9. Bureau of Training ladder, Seagrave

  10. Ladder 175, Seagrave TDA (Original)

  11. Ladder 27, Seagrave (new)

  12. Ladder 49, Seagrave (new)

  13. Ladder 129, Seagrave (new)

  14. Ladder 132, Seagrave (original)

  15. Ladder 17, Seagrave tower

  16. Ladder 79, Seagrave tower

  17. Ladder 111, Seagrave tower

  18. Rescue 3, HME/Saulsbury

  19. Haz-Mat 1, HME/Saulsbury

  20. Rescue 1, E-One/Saulsbury

  21. Squad 1,Seagrave (new)

  22. Engine 45, Mack CF (lime)

  23. RAC Unit, Ford

  24. Ambulance 122, Ford

  25. Department of Corrections pumper, Mack CF

  26. Engine 65, Mack C.

Submitted by Ron Oeullette in Florida.

Scott Strandburg's Essential FDNY Collection

  1. E-One/Saulsbury rescue (any)

  2. Seagrave Squad (new, any)

  3. Mack CF Engine 45 (Kermit)

  4. Mack CF Engine 270

  5. Seagrave Ladder 10

  6. Seagrave Engine 10

  7. Engine 10/Ladder 10 firehouse

  8. Seagrave Squad 1 (old)

  9. Super Pumper System

  10. Seagrave Ladder 26

  11. Mack CF Engine 82

  12. Seagrave Tower 111

  13. Seagrave Tower 79

  14. Tower 79 Firehouse

  15. Mack CF Engine 58.

Submitted by Scott Strandburg in Maryland.

Tom Eve's Essential FDNY Collection

  1. Seagrave Engine 10

  2. Seagrave Ladder 10

  3. Seagrave Ladder 26 (old)

  4. Seagrave Ladder 26 (100th anniversary)

  5. Seagrave Engine 58

  6. Mack CF Engine 58

  7. Seagrave Ladder 28

  8. Seagrave Engine 69

  9. Seagrave Engine 71

  10. Mack C Engine 71

  11. Seagrave Engine 45

  12. Mack CF Engine 45 (Kermit)

  13. GMC Suburban Battalion 22

  14. Seagrave Tower Ladder 79

  15. Seagrave Tower Ladder 111

  16. Seagrave Tower Ladder 160

  17. Seagrave E-60

  18. Seagrave Tower Ladder 17

  19. Seagrave Tower Ladder 124

  20. Seagrave Tower Ladder 138.

Submitted by Tom Eve in New York City.

David Weaver's Essential Chicago Collection

  1. Engine 46, HME/Luverne (diamond plate)

  2. Engine 58, Victor Schlaelger fireboat

  3. Squad 1, HME snorkel squad

  4. Engine 17, Ward LaFrance (Backdraft)

  5. Truck 46, Mack CF (Backdraft)

  6. Engine 18, Mack C

  7. Fire Academy training truck, Pierce

  8. Engine 23, American LaFrance

  9. Engine 64, Mack C

  10. Engine 92, Freightliner.

Submitted by David Weaver in Chicago.

Ed Whalen's Essential Chicago Collection

  1. Truck 46, Mack

  2. E-One Tower Ladder

  3. Engine 23, American LaFrance

  4. Engine 92, Freightliner

  5. Engine 18, Mack

  6. Engine 17, Ward LaFrance

  7. Engine 121, HME/Luverne

  8. Engine 64, HME/Luverne.

Submitted by Ed Whalen in Chicago.

Tim Collins' Essential Southern California Collection

  1. LA City Engine 18, Crown

  2. LA City Truck 39, Simon/LTI

  3. LA City Engine 51, Seagrave

  4. LA City Engine 33, Pierce

  5. LA County Squad 51, Dodge

  6. LA County Engine 51, Ward LaFrance

  7. LA County Truck 31, Simon/LTI

  8. San Diego Ladder 28, Pierce

  9. Orange County 9190, Crown, now owned by Mike Britt of Crown Firecoach Enthusiasts.

Submitted by Tim Collins in Sandy, Utah.

The Lime Guy’s Essential Lime Green Collection

  1. Windsor Seagrave Engine 10

  2. Chicago O’Hare Pierce Truck 63

  3. LA City Seagrave Engine 51 (with antenna)

  4. Boston Massport Pierce Ladder 1

  5. Miami-Dade Freightliner Rescue 2

  6. Chicago O'Hare E-One Truck 63R

  7. Dearborn Heights Pierce Engine 31

  8. Boston Ward LaFrance Engine 20

  9. Toy Fair 2001 Pierce pumper.

Submitted by John Antonelli in Arlington Heights, Virginia.

Mike Adams’ Essential Vile Yellow Collection

  1. Honolulu Seagrave TDA Ladder 5

  2. Honolulu Seagrave Engine 5

  3. Chino Valley Simon/LTI TDA Truck 66

  4. LA City Crown Pump 80

  5. Syracuse Sutphen Truck 1

  6. Clark County E-One Engine 19

  7. Ontario E-One Crash Truck

  8. Clark County / McCarran Airport Suburban

  9. Chesterfield Pierce Engine 73

  10. Toronto Oshkosh Crash Truck.

Submitted by Mike Adams of Salt Lake City, Utah.

Mike Legeros' Essential Rainbow Cafe

  1. Boston E-One Engine 24 (red)

  2. Fire Expo Ward LaFrance pumper (orange)

  3. Toronto Oshkosh crash truck (yellow)

  4. Mount Carmel Pierce Engine 3 (green)

  5. NYPD Bell helicopter (blue)

  6. LA City Seagrave Hollywood pumper (indigo)

  7. Code 3 Promotional Pierce pumper (violet)

  8. Harrison Mack Engine 11 (white)

  9. Lynchburg Freightliner Engine 7 (black).

Submitted by Mike Legeros in Raleigh, North Carolina.


A version of this column originally appeared at Code 3 Collectibles.


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