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    I know of alot of Depts. that run an older out of service engine or ladder that is used for parades. My rural dept doesn't have anything but front line pieces for parades but a close dept (Effingham Fire Dept) has a 1937 Central States pumper called the Caledonia that is used for parades and musters.

    Do any of your depts. have parade pieces and if so post a picture of them.

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  • #2
    We have a 1967 GMC Boardman pumper that was our front line engine (and only engine) till earlier this spring. It was bought by the dept back in 1968. It has always been used for parades and running structure fires.

    At this time we are without an engine and looking to replace this one. It was designated E36 but is now PR36 (Public Relations 36).

    As soon as I can get the camera I'll post some pics of it on here and our dept's website which is through firehouse.
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    • #3
      Dushore Engine One....
      Our 1941 Ford, American LaFrance Pumper.

      This was our very first, new fire engine. We bought it in 1941 and used it until 1982.

      It was recently restored, and we use it for parades and maybe someday we'll take it out and play with it. It has a 100' reel line under the rear hose bed, and has all brass nozzles. Two ball valve "Two Man" nozzles, and Two PlayPipes. The ladders are original, and it took two of our honorary members 52 hours to restore them to almost new. It hadn't been run in 20 years, when it was restored by a boy for his "Graduation project" for the local High School. Our oldest fireman, and former Chief, Richard Holcombe, paid for the repair work. He said you could have bought three brand new trucks in 1941 for the cost to repair it today.

      But they did an AWESOME job, the truck looks exactly as it did when it was bought new. The original radio is still in place, and actually works on the old borough frequency, before there was a county wide radio system.
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      • #4
        Nearly a Parade Engine...

        Dushore Engine Two.

        A 1976 FWD Dodge Power Wagon, at one point it was a Pumper/Rescue, over loaded so much, it now sits on a tilt as the frame is bent. We installed a hose reel, and with the help of PA DCNR Forestry Grant in 2001, 10 Indian Tanks, Rakes, Shovels, Pulaski's, and 5 Collapsible indian tanks and 3 new Chain Saws were added to make this our Brush Truck. It's equipped with all of the above and 500 ft of 1 1/2" attack lines, 2 SCBA, 600' of 3" supply line, Floating pump, extra cribbing and 2 SawZall units to assist as back-up rescue truck.

        We plan on replacing it if we get a USFA Grant this year. We need a FWD truck b/c all these city folks keep moving in and building in the most inaccessable places. In the past few months we've driven over fields, down logging roads, power line trails, and through creeks just to get to a chimney fire. They never think about how the fire company will get there if needed. Hopefully they never need an ambulance. Still working on a FWD ambulance. Maybe in a few months.
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        • #5
          Our pride and joy

          We still have our 1st motorized truck, a 1925 Model T Chemical truck, which has been restored and continually worked on over the past five years. While digging through the town's safe a few years ago, the clerk-treasurer even found the original title, and I've done research on it and have proven that the chemical tanks and ladders actually were salvaged from hand pulled carts that my town had and were transferred to the Model T when it was purchased. Next I want to get the axle back from our 1916 Miller hose cart from the farmer who's dad turned the hose cart into an oats seeder after we bought the Model T! We still run the T in our local parade and try to get it to one or two more each year. Sorry...no digital picture to share at the moment.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Dushore5741
            Nearly a Parade Engine...

            Dushore Engine Two.

            A 1976 FWD Dodge Power Wagon, at one point it was a Pumper/Rescue, over loaded so much, it now sits on a tilt as the frame is bent. We installed a hose reel, and with the help of PA DCNR Forestry Grant in 2001, 10 Indian Tanks, Rakes, Shovels, Pulaski's, and 5 Collapsible indian tanks and 3 new Chain Saws were added to make this our Brush Truck. It's equipped with all of the above and 500 ft of 1 1/2" attack lines, 2 SCBA, 600' of 3" supply line, Floating pump, extra cribbing and 2 SawZall units to assist as back-up rescue truck.

            We just put a 1978 Dodge Power Wagon in service as a brush truck/Rescue Truck. I'm just happy it has power steering.
            NREMT-P\ Reserve Volunteer Firefighter\Reserve Police Officer
            IACOJ Attack

            Experts built the Titanic, amateurs built the Ark.

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            • #7
              we have a 1955 simms engine that is used for parades, funerals,etc: not for sure if its on are web site www.lcvfd.com if not i will try to get a picture posted.

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              • #8
                I'm just happy it has power steering.

                Had a truck stall on me going to a call this weekend, while makeing a turn...god, you forget how nice power steering is until you lose it!
                IACOJ Canine Officer
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                • #9
                  Here is ours, its not to good of a picture. Hopefully when ever we get it out from the show room of the firehouse I will get some pictures. Actually we have 3 pieces that are parade pieces, but usually we take more. HOPEFULLY THE PICTURES WILL WORK. Anyone know how to make pictures where they will fit on here, cause I dont know if I these pictures will work cause there in Yahoo.





                  Ryan

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