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Bel Alton (MD) VFD - Tanker 10 - 2009 International/4 Guys 750 gpm/3000 gal.

“This ‘N That”

Volume I, Edition 3

More random rigs from my photo collection!!

Bellport (NY) FD - 1893 Gleason & Bailey Ladder Cart

Serving as the original apparatus of the Bellport Hook & Ladder Co. formed in 1893, this rig was purchased for $350 following two years of fund raising (ice cream socials, block parties & carnivals).It has been restored to the pristine condition shown & is stored in the original firehouse along with restored antique 1934 & 1946 Chevy pumpers.

Community FC# 1, Wayne Township (NJ) - 1958 Dodge Power Wagon/Great Eastern

Roxbury Engine Co# 1, Succasunna (NJ) - Engine 13

1980 Hendrickson/Continental 1250 gpm/500 gal.

The first (and only) Continental brand apparatus I have ever photographed, this rig features a rear mounted LDH hose reel. Known as “The Pipe Line”, this rig is shown here making its’ last appearance at a wetdown prior to be replaced with a 2011 KME Predator. A closer look reveals that the rig has a Federal Signal siren (the kind you’d typically find on a firehouse) mounted atop the cab - powered by the onboard generator, the siren was fully functional (and quite loud!!) throughout the wetdown.

Laurelton (NJ) FC, Ladder 2305 - 1985 Grumman Aerialcat 96’/1250 gpm/500 gal.

Recently refurbished, this rig is equipped with two 1-3/4” pre-connects, a 250’ booster reel, 400’ of 5” LDH supply line, a generator and 111’ of ground ladders.

1875 Rumsey Parade Cart

Photographed in the Carriage House of the Long Island Museum of American Art, History & Carriages, this parade cart is believed to have served the Ringgold Fire Co. of upstate Newburgh, New York prior to the disbanding of their volunteer companies upon formation of the career fire department in 1934. While Rumsey built “working” apparatus, this rig was built specifically for the purpose of parades.