09/06/10 112 W, 2 I - + 5 - 6 Macks at the Civic Center

Speaking of the city's old Mack CF pumpers and platform, these photos are worth presenting. They were taken in August 1977, which was a couple months after the aerialscope was delivered. The Civic Center was also completed that year, and perhaps the picture was made to commemorate both the building's completion and the expanding fleet of Mack fire apparatus. No photographer credit, though it may have been arranged through the Public Affairs office. Seems that I recall seeing similar shots in their collection of photos from that period. The pictures were scanned from small snapshots. Maybe negatives or slides will surface some day. Click to enlarge: 

The pictures don’t show how they tilted each of the engines. Does anyone know for sure how?
stretch - 09/06/10 - 19:07

I am guessing that they probably arranged the apparatus with the help of the photographer, probably by radio. Directing each truck, one at a time. It’s surprisingly challenging positioning multiple pieces of apparatus for such photos. Just ask Lee!
Legeros - 09/06/10 - 19:38

Wonder where that Aerialscope has ended up? Hope it’s not rotting in a field somewhere.
Olson - 09/06/10 - 23:15

I dropped BFD a note, asking about its present disposition. Little do folks realize that when they buy old apparatus that they’ll be pestered by fire historians for years after!
Legeros - 09/07/10 - 07:31

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