04/05/08 137 W, 1 I - + 12 - 11 Engine 9


Their new pumper was placed in service yesterday, a 2008 Pierce Enforcer, 1500/500/20. Their old engine will be placed in service as Engine 21. Some history: Engine 9 was placed in service with a 1953 American LaFrance (#4726) as the second engine at Station 1 in October 1953. After August 29, 1959, Engine 9 received a 1958 American LaFrance. On April 1, 1960, Engine 9 and its crew were moved to Station 8 on Kent Road. The second engine at Station 1 stayed out of service until April 21, 1961, when Engine 10 was placed in service. Station 9 opened on February 14, 1963 and was assigned a 1951 American LaFrance (#4432). On July 15, 1974, Engine 9 received a 1974 Mack (#1595). On or after January 13, 1987, Engine 9 received a 1982 Mack (#2198). Around November 22, 1989, Engine 9 received a 1989 Pierce (#0768) and upon which this blogger rode to his first fire. On August 11, 1997, Engine 9 received a 1997 Pierce (#0165). On April 25, 2002, Engine 9 received a 2002 Spartan/Quality (#0817).





Great looking rig. Saw the guys at Food Lion this past weekend showing it off. I know they are excited to have it. I am excited to have it protecting my house. Many thanks to all of our public servants.
David - 04/10/08 - 23:27

Engine 21 placed their 2002 Spartan/Quality in service on Monday, April 21.
Legeros - 04/23/08 - 21:12

Does RFD have any other equipment on order?
Guest - 04/23/08 - 23:06

I don’t think so.
lee - 04/24/08 - 12:59

Any idea what they may be seeking to purchase next year?
Adam Brown - 04/24/08 - 14:28

I forgot. Probably another ladder and engine. ???

Can anyone esle advise?
lee - 04/24/08 - 20:47



  
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