05/14/14 105 W - + 4 - 3 Historical Fleet Lists for Local Fire Departments

What sort of historical data has been compiled for local fire department apparatus? Here’s what I’ve created:

Apparatus registry site.

Blog post with best-attempt historical list, from earlier this year.

Contained in Wake County historical list (PDF), from 2004.
Have updates? See below.

Chapel Hill
Blog post from this week.

Wake County
Apex, Bay Leaf, Cary, Knightdale, Zebulon, airport, etc.
Historical list from 2004 (PDF).
Have updates?

Here’s the word document used to create that spreadsheet. Feel free to download and add your updates, and send me the update via email.

In looking at a color picture of the Apex fire apparatus lined up, the Ford/ALF pumper is an early 60s model. How do you tell, you ask? There are no clearance lights on the cab. These did not start appearing regularly until around 1964 or 1965. Some large tractor-trailer trucks had them in the late 50s, but for the most part, the classic ‘three in the middle of the roof’ with the one on each front corner would not appear until 64-65. That would put the Ford/ALF as an early 60s, probably 61 or 62. It is listed at 70s on the roster.
DJ - 05/15/14 - 11:06

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