Monday, June 21, 2010

Old Fire Trucks Never Die........

Old fire trucks just keep on trucking. Sometimes in new and different ways.
Blues Mills and Area Volunteer Fire Department serves a rural area on the Trans Canada Highway in Cape Breton. This weekend they took delivery of a 1991 International/ Emergency-One rural attack pumper. Fitted with a Hale 1250 US gpm pump and 1,000 US Gal tank, the truck had only 28,000 miles on it. It was purchased through Fire Line Equipment of East Earl, Pennsylvania, and members of the VFD picked it up at the US border. The truck has an International DT-466 diesel engine and Allison automatic transmission. Rigid hoses, ground ladders and other equipment came as part of the deal.

This 1981 Chev with Metalfab tanker body now serves the Fredericton Race Way at the Exhibition Grounds in Fredericton,NB. It is used to water the track and perhaps carries water for other uses (the cattle barn in the background may need to be hosed down from time to time.)

If you are looking for a used fire truck have a peek at Fire Line's web site:
you will see more photos of Blues Mills' truck#1 under List number P1116

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