09/16/14 215 W - + 4 - 7 Wilmington Fire Apparatus in 2006


Transcribed from the contents of a 2006 consultant's report on the Wilmington Fire Department. View that document (PDF, 212 pages). And maybe this'll lead to a historical fleet listing, if the information presents itself.

Readers are welcome to add any rigs added since this list. Plus any corrections or additions to this!





Earlier rigs include…

1912 ALF Type 10 combination #1 – Reg #180
1912 ALF Type 10 combination #2 – Reg #181
1914 motor truck
1917 _____ engine, 500 GPM, 100 gallon tank added in 1942 when refurbed
1917 ALF Type 17-4 tiller 75’ – Reg #1493
1919 ALF Type 75 triple combination – Reg #2310
1920s? Packard/Northern triple combination – 750 GPM
1927 ALF Type 112 triple combination – Reg #5948
1928 ALF Type 112 triple combination – Reg #6467
1938 ALF 501 TWSO – Reg #L-1039 (tractor for 1917 tiller?)
1938 Seagrave quad
1940s? ______ auxilary truck – Two person cab
1943 ALF B-675 CO engine – Open cab two-person – Reg #L1906
1950 ALF 710 engine – Open cab – Reg #9210
1952 ALF 800? Series – Open cab – engine
1952 Oren engine #1 (E2) – Open cab, two-person
1952 Oren engine #2 (E3) – Open cab, two-person
1960 Howe – Open cab
1962 Howe (E3) – Open cab
1963 Seagrave tiller ladder, 100-foot (Aerial 1) – Open cab
1965 Duplex/Howe engine – Open cab
1966 ALF 900? Series engine (E8) – Open cab
1967 Duplex/Howe engine (E5) – Open cab
1960s _____ brush truck, open cab
1973 or 1974 Seagrave midmount ladder (Aerial 2)
1975 Chevrolet Type II ambulance (R2)
1977 ALF Century? engine #1 (E1)
1977 ALF Century? engine #2 (E2)
1979 Chevy/E-One midi-pumper (Emergency 1)
1979/1990ish Chevy/____ rescue (Service 1)
1980s? Ford Econoline? Type II ambulance #1 (Rescue 1)
1980s? Ford Econoline? Type II ambulance #2 (Rescue 2)

Sources:

Vintage apparatus photos found on eBay, downloaded or posted to my blog
Prior blog posts
Peckham ALF database, http://www.legeros.com/ralwake/photos/we..

Plus steamers:

1868 – Silsby – 2nd size – Reg #192 – Howard Relief Company.
1871 – Gould – Cape Fear Steam Engine Company.
1873 – Button – Reg #61.
1874 – Silsby – 5th size Reg #481.
1885 – Button – 3rd size – Reg #161 – Rebuilt with Knott boiler by 1910.
1886 – Silsby – 3rd size Reg #857.
1887 – Silsby – 4th size – Reg #886 – Rebuilt with Knott boiler by 1910.
1887 – Silsby – 5th size – Reg #914 – Still in service in 1913.
1900s-1910s – Knott – 1st size.

See http://legeros.com/history/nc/steamers.s..

Plus earlier boats:

Atlantic I – 1907? shop-built with Silsby 3rd-size steam pump
Atlantic II – 1914? _____ with ALF gas pump
Atlantic III – 1943 _____, 65’ with Hale pump, 2500+ GPM
Atlantic IV – 1932 Bath Iron Works, tugboat, 64’, 2500 GPM, acquired 1963
Atlantic V – 1960s Navy fire boat, acquired 1984, added to roster 1986

See http://legeros.com/history/wilmington
Legeros - 09/16/14 - 23:41

Mike the Harbor fire boat at one time also carried the name Atlantic 5. Why it was the Atlantic 6 is unknown. It is stationed on the east side of the City at Wrightsville Beach for the intercoastal Waterway.
Ryan - 09/20/14 - 22:01

Thanks Ryan. Here’s a story about the Harbor boat, and the east side fireboat dock:

http://www.wilmingtonnc.gov/Home/News/ta..
Legeros - 09/20/14 - 22:18

Newer rigs:

2004 foam trailer
2006 Sutphen engine 1500/500 E3
2006 Sutphen quint 2000/300 T1
2008 Sutphen engine 500/500 E1
2008 Ford SUV Bat 1
2008 Ford SUV Bat 2
2008 Ford pick-up Haz-Mat support
2012 Sutphen quint 1750/500 E5
2013 Pierce rescue R2
Legeros - 10/06/14 - 22:03

I am cataloguing Wilmington, NC apparatus taken in late 1972 or early 1973. E-1 1965 Duplex RF8170GCF/Howe 1000gpm Shop: 221; E-2 1952 Corbitt/Oren 750gpm Shop: 242; E-3 1952 Corbitt/Oren 750gpm Shop: 216; E-4 1950 ALF 710-PEO 750gpm ALF: 9210 Shop: 244; E-5 1966 ALF 900 Series 1000gpm Shop: 208; E-6 1965 Duplex RF817GCF/Howe 1000gpm Shop: 215; E-7 1967 Duplex RF817GCF/Howe 1000gpm Shop: 227; T-1 1966 Seagrave KT-100 100’ Seagrave: N-5475 Shop: ???; RE-2 1943 ALF B-675 CO 750gpm ALF: L-1906 Shop: 209: RA-1 1939 Seagrave 500gpm Seagrave: 93140 Shop: ???. I hope this data is of interest. Shaun Ryan
SHAUN RYAN (Email) (Web Site) - 12/29/15 - 14:10

Thank you, Shaun!
Legeros - 12/29/15 - 19:39



  
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