10/16/12 103 W, 2 I - + 8 - 4 Another Vintage Crash Truck... From Dallas

Our local (and soon to be retiring) airport fire chief, Jimmy Thompson, shares these images of a monster crash truck he photographed at Love Field in Dallas in 1998. Since Mr. Blogger's on vacation, it'll be a couple days before we can cite some make and model information. That information is sitting inside some books. Unless, of course, our interpid readers add the backstory ahead of time. Meanwhile, big hand for Chief Thompson, who retires October 31 after thirty-five years leading the Raleigh-Durham International Airport fire department Click to enlarge

Jimmy Thompson photos

That looks like a Caterpiller Model 631 (1970’s ara) scraper matched w a Klein mfg water wagon. I saw a similer one in a book, I believe at an airport in NY.
Clay Simmons - 10/16/12 - 10:53

Guess that truck serves as your big daddy foam supply. Can’t be a rapid response truck, unless it moves a lot faster than you would think. Arrives a minute or two or three after the first rigs. Probably great for off road.
Legeros - 10/16/12 - 12:01

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