08/20/15 78 W, 1 I - + 7 - 6 When Stock Photos Fail

See if you can tell what's wrong with this picture. Found by FireNews.net on Twitter (they even wrote this headline!), retweeting from WFMY News yesterday. (Promoting story about $1.1 SAFER grant granted to Greensboro. Read that story.) What, you're not following FireNews via Twitter? They're the go-to source for local and national fire news headlines. Worth the leap, if you haven't started using Twitter.


Story about Greensboro? When did Greensboro start using Crowns?
DJ - 08/20/15 - 11:20

Wow, and I though that Crown Firecoach went out of business in 1983 ish…... ? Side note. I was a volunteer in NJ where we ran 4 Crown firecoach pumpers. Initially the first 4 on the east coast.(1966, 1975, 1979 and 1983) Beacon Falls Ct bought a used stick, Clarksville Va bought a used 1966 snorkel, and Chillehowie Va bought a Pierce Crown 85 ft snorkel. Usually on a Sunday morning there would be a bunch of folks at our station taking pictures of the Crowns being that rare. Just a guess…. but that stock picture is from the Crown Firecoach 1963 Crown manifold unit (in La City Fire Museum), a 2000 plus GPM deluge pumper operated by LA City, one of Crown Firecoach’s biggest customers. This guess is simply by the bumper configuration. Montvale has the 1983 rig still in front line service. Probably the best maintained and operational front line Crown left.
Chris Gibbons (Email) - 08/21/15 - 00:01

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