03/14/12 81 W, 1 I - + 2 - 6 Vintage Photo of Charlotte Telesquirt

Here's a little lime love from FireNews.net, which posted this week this undated photo of a Ford/Grumman telesquirt from back in the day in Charlotte. Says Editor Jeff Harkey, four such units served the city as Engine 11, Engine 12, Engine 14, and Engine 17. As he best recalls. Does Grumman still make fire apparatus? Looks like the answer is no. Google search results cite 1990 or maybe 1992 as the last year they were manufactured.

FireNews.net photo

KME purchased and operates the Grumman ladder truck plant in Roanoke, VA. It’s essentially the same truck with the KME name (even still has some of the Grumman logos). We found out during our recent refurb that most of the same employees still work there. The former Grumman pumper plant in VA housed another fire apparatus manufacturer, but they have gone out of business now.
Zeb101 - 03/14/12 - 09:04

The apparatus in the picture is Engine 11 and also Engine 17 did not have a telesquirt The other Telesquirt was Engine 13 that was a Mack CF then a Pierce Lance until it was moved to Station 25 as Engine 25
david - 03/14/12 - 17:58

I believe it was 92’ when Grumman stopped with the Engines. We still have a 92’ Grumman Fire Cat Short Wheel Base Custom Cab, that can flat do it.
Chris - 03/16/12 - 01:39

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