12/27/09 74 W, 2 I - + 8 - 6 Deluge Trailer / Air Trailer

Pair of photos from Hose & Nozzle magazine. Left is a deluge trailer from Greensboro, 1955. Right is a lighting and air trailer from Forsyth County, 1971. The latter was built on a military (?) surplus trailer and carried six air tanks and a lighting generator. It was available for major fires in both the city and county. What specality trailers have you seen in your day? Send pictures! Click to enlarge:

RDU had a trailer full of stretchers and backboards (that we made) for a while, long before any of the so-called disaster trailers around today. We also had an Ansul dry chemical unit that was on a pick-up at one time (not the 1957 Chevy that ran as CT-1 in the 70s), then a trailer like the one on the right above, then a 1966 Chevy p/u, then I think back t the trailer, since the Chevy squatted real bad with it. Durham Highway also had a generator on a trailer back in the 70s for a little while. Six Forks Rescue also had a generator trailer with floodlights that is at Six Forks EMS’ airport station now.
DJ (Email) (Web Site) - 12/28/09 - 20:24

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