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Title: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: daysleeper47 on December 12, 2002, 12:32:55 PM
A 1936 Dodge Buffalo conversion with a 500 gpm Hale pump. This truck is used only for parade details and special occasions however remained in service as a hose truck until 1990. This truck represents the long standing history of the Princeton Fire Department.

Photo and text from: http://www.princetonfire.org (http://www.princetonfire.org)

(http://www.yngfire.com/attachments/batcha/dodgee.jpg)
Title: Re:Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: daysleeper47 on January 11, 2003, 12:07:43 PM
Andover Volunteer Fire Department
Andover, CT
Forestry 115
1952 Dodge Military Weapons Carrier.
The dept. converted it to the hard working truck you see here. Weapons on board include 200 gal. water tank w/pump, Indian tanks, rakes, and brooms. Sorry kids. No guns.


(http://www.yngfire.com/attachments/batcha/th_for2.jpg)
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: txfirephoto on December 05, 2007, 04:17:12 PM
Manor, Tx
Brush 1201
1991 Dodge
125/300
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: txfirephoto on December 05, 2007, 04:23:20 PM
Coupland, Tx
Brush 4371
2001 Dodge Ram 3500
250/300
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: txfirephoto on December 05, 2007, 04:26:22 PM
Round Rock, Tx
Brush 26
1994 Dodge 3500
250/300
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: fireboy63 on January 09, 2008, 01:18:12 PM
Roosevelt Fire District
Hyde Park, NY
63-61 (no longer in service)
1981 Dodge Ram 4X4 / RFD Custom Built
75 gpm pump / 50 gal tank


Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: txfirephoto on May 24, 2008, 01:50:11 PM
Coupland, Tx
Brush 4371
2001 Dodge Ram 3500
250/300
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: txfirephoto on June 02, 2008, 12:00:29 PM
Athens, Tx
Brush 3571
1996 Dodge Ram 3500
250/300/5F
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: Nollie Neill Jr on June 24, 2008, 11:59:53 AM
Thought I'd post my 3 Dodge rigs.
Oldest first:
1939 Dodge / General
Truck was purchased new by Elsie Michigan at local Dodge / Plymouth dealer, taken to General in Detroit for apparatus body, returned to department in November of 1939.  Sold to another department in MI, then several private owners before I purchased.  Truck is running but needs restoring, I'm needing the spotlight & 2 of the small lanterns (one shown in this photo) from this factory photo.  Visited Elsie MI, several years ago, meet several of the older VFM that remembered the truck, plus they gave me some copies of old records on this truck.

Nollie
NC
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: Nollie Neill Jr on June 24, 2008, 12:22:40 PM
Dodge M37 Military 4x4 - built from 1952 to 1968, various state forestry services got a hold of ex-military trucks like these for donation / loan / or sale to rural fire departments.

This is 1954 M37:
NC Forestry loaned to Faro VFD near Fremont NC, in 1961, department purchased truck from Forestry service in 1968.  Was in service with department until 2005, when I purchased it.
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: Nollie Neill Jr on June 24, 2008, 12:29:23 PM
Dodge built these "C" series trucks from 1960 to 1975, beside the Big Horns, this was the biggest truck built by Dodge. Available with Diesel or Gas engines in various model sizes.

This is 1973 C800 with 413 gas engine
Purchased new by Summerhill Boro PA, at local dealership.  Sent to Bean for Apparatus body, upgraded by 4-Guys in PA, in 1987, I purchased in 2006.

Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: Nollie Neill Jr on June 24, 2008, 12:32:12 PM
Here's the 1939 Dodge / General sitting beside the 73 Dodge / Bean, waiting time & $$ for full restoration. 
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: MFDPhoto1 on August 23, 2008, 10:19:34 AM
Massillon, Ohio
1953 Dodge-Power Wagon 4x4
500gpm pump/200gal. Stainless Steel tank
(hosebody was from a 1927 Sea. Suburbanite)
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: FiremanRW on October 26, 2008, 02:12:18 PM
Somervell County, TX (Glen Rose) Brush 2
2007 Dodge 300 tank
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: FiremanRW on October 26, 2008, 02:12:53 PM
Somervell County, TX (Glen Rose) Brush 2
2007 Dodge 300 tank
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: FiremanRW on December 04, 2008, 01:23:27 PM
Meridian, TX VFD 209
1997 Dodge 3500 400 tank
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: FiremanRW on January 04, 2009, 12:50:25 PM
Williamson County ESD #10
Coupland TX VFD  Brush 31
2001 Dodge 3500 300 tank
Title: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: Box 2565 on April 12, 2009, 12:46:55 AM
These 2 engines were operated by the Paul Bunyan Lumber Company of Susanville, California.  Dodge was the chassis of choice and both appear to have been home built.  Notice that the rig in the middle photo got a bit close to a burning building.
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: lfpd75 on June 03, 2009, 08:40:17 PM
Here is Hamtramck Michigan Engine 3 credit goes to hamtramckfirefighters.com
This truck is a 1974 Dodge Heavyduty 1,250 gpm pumper
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: Nollie Neill Jr on June 03, 2009, 10:28:52 PM
Hamtramck's Dodge I believe is 1965, I'll have to check my  other records. I searched for this truck years ago, only to find it had been wrecked and scrapped.  Hamtramck had a lot of Dodge rigs, being the main Dodge Truck plant was close by.  Think a few of them were actually used around plant & proving grounds, before being donated to Hamtramck department. THANKS for posting photo, hadn't thought of this truck in a while.

Easy spot for Dodge "C" cab trucks, like this one, built from 1960-1975, the early models 1960-1968, had four headlights, then the late 68-75 models had just two headlights, other minor changes, but basically same trucks from 60-75.
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: FiremanRW on June 06, 2009, 05:48:24 PM
Williamson County, TX Haz-Mat Team
2009 Dodge 3500
Once the decals have been applied the truck will replace a unit that pulls one of the trailers.
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: tascman on June 27, 2009, 05:15:15 PM
Hackettstown, NJ.  Circa 1967 Dodge/Bruco pumper
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: tascman on June 27, 2009, 05:21:09 PM
Homer, IL  1957 Dodge bumper-pumper.
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: tascman on June 27, 2009, 05:24:10 PM
Canton, PA  Circa 1955 Dodge tanker.
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: wf33ret on July 09, 2009, 08:18:36 AM

                             Dodge Service Ladder Truck from Essex, Mass.



                             Photographer unknown, Lloyd collection.
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: wf33ret on July 12, 2009, 01:18:13 AM

                             1928 Dodge Chemical Hose Wagon

                             Two Tank- Two Reel Setup

                              Hewlett Fire Dept., Exempt

                              Hewlett, N.Y.


                              Unknown Photographer 
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: FiremanRW on July 13, 2009, 07:13:44 PM
Rogers, TX VFD Booster 3
2003 Dodge 3500/W.A. Neel 300 tank
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: wf33ret on July 24, 2009, 12:08:37 AM

                                           1938 Dodge / unknown

                                        North Massapequa F.D., L.I.,N.Y.






                                        Charles Beckwith Photo.

Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: txfirephoto on July 25, 2009, 02:38:19 AM
Austin, Tx
Brush Truck
2009 Dodge 5500/Siddons Fire Apparatus
250/400/CAFS
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: Box 2565 on September 16, 2009, 01:03:32 PM
Burbank, Illinois   Car 213
2004 Dodge Ram 3500
Utility Unit
Jack Connors photo.
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: FiremanRW on September 16, 2009, 01:23:02 PM
Austin, TX FD Brush 24
2009 Dodge 5500 400 tank
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: Box 2565 on September 22, 2009, 07:10:58 PM
In this post you will see that you could buy a Dodge in small, medium, or large.

Kenton Community V.F.D., Kentucky
1967 Dodge/1983 KFD Using a body manufactured by an unknown builder.
Steve Hagy photo.

Woodstock Rural F.P.D., Illinois
1970 Dodge/WFD
Jack Connors photo.

Magnolia, Delaware
1970(?) Dodge/Unknown
6600 Tank
Jim Atkinson photo.

Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: Box 2565 on November 24, 2009, 09:42:39 PM
A Dodge Power Wagon has been equipped with a small pump and tank and was operated by the Hiawatha, Utah F.D.  Photographed on January 19, 1950.
Utah Historical Society
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: magicitybill on November 24, 2009, 11:47:33 PM
Looks like a John Bean high presure piston pump?
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: Caveman on February 03, 2010, 09:23:55 PM
1946 Dodge/American
http://americanfireengine.webs.com/
Title: Re: Dodge American Fire Apparatus
Post by: Caveman on February 04, 2010, 06:49:56 PM
1946 Dodge American Fire Apparatus

photographer credit goes to Will Snyder

THANK YOU
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: squad546 on February 06, 2010, 01:09:08 AM
A 1990 photo from Deadwood SD, I think this rig actually belonged to Lawrence County FD. 1950s Dodge Power Wagon brush truck.
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: lieut1706 on March 11, 2010, 03:08:06 AM
Wayne Twp. Fire Dept. Cherry Fork, Ohio 1958 Dodge D500 500 gallon tank/500 GPM  Barton American Fire Pump.  5600 original miles.  Powered by Dodge's Power Giant 315 V8. Sutphen body.
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: Dep39 on March 14, 2010, 10:41:50 PM
1948 Dodge/??  Originally Lukens Steel Co, sold to Modena FC, PA.  Preserved by the Greystone Foundation.

Arcelor/Mittal Steel FD phot
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: Dep39 on March 14, 2010, 10:53:19 PM
1963 Dodge C-700/American 750gpm.  Modena FC, PA

Modena FC photo
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: Dep39 on March 14, 2010, 11:00:07 PM
1976 Dodge W-300/Pierce 300gpm 250gl/10gl class-A.  West Bradford FC, PA.  Former Comm. of PA Embreeville State Hosp.  Refurb by WBFC personnel.

WBFC photo
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: firebob30 on March 24, 2010, 10:53:42 PM
1946 Dodge/Oren from Lutherville, Md. Now it's all mine. However, it doesn't look anything like this.
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: firebob30 on March 24, 2010, 11:02:48 PM
In the late 1950's, it was repainted and converted into a tanker (750 gal.)
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: safetydave on March 27, 2010, 09:02:48 PM
Looking for information on this 1934 Dodge Brothers truck. Just got it out of a barn in Southern Ohio. On the hood is painted G.F.D. I was told it may have come from Gallipolis. I called and spoke to a fellow at the Gallipolis fire station and he didn’t remembering having a ladder truck. The ladder wagon was out in the field beside the barn. It is rough but I think restorable. I believe it was a horse drawn city service ladder wagon before being converted and attached to the tractor. Anybody know anything about this truck? Also looking for a seat to fit the truck.
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: wf33ret on September 22, 2010, 07:05:03 AM
                                                        1941 Dodge City Service Ladder

                                                                  Abbington, Pa.
                                                    Photographer Unknown, Lloyd Collection
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: holy on September 22, 2010, 10:00:51 AM
Why were these trucks referred to as "City Service Ladders?"
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: wf33ret on September 22, 2010, 10:35:22 PM
Why were these trucks referred to as "City Service Ladders?"

 I suppose there was some obvious reason for the name, but I don't know what it would be. I do know that several of the larger manufacturers refered to them as "service trucks", " service ladder trucks" and "city service ladders". Looking at them,
they don't look as though they would be very practicle in a rural setting, so as far as the manufacturers were concerned they were looking at "city" markets. Some came equipped with a small tank and a booster pump. Perhaps someone else has a more concise answer.

wf33ret
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: holy on September 23, 2010, 10:00:08 AM
Were they used for tasks other than Firefighting?
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: brucobuff on September 23, 2010, 03:29:53 PM
Why were these trucks referred to as "City Service Ladders?"
Best info I found was in Walt McCall's ALF book and Matt Lee's Seagrave and 1920's apparatus books.
ALF seems to have made 1st reference to " City service hook and ladder" in 1912 with the introduction of its Type 14 series, which was a straight-frame chassis long enough to carry up to 65' portable ladders, life net, and other tools. A Type 14 sold with chemical tank and hose was known as a combination service ladder. This rig could also have a rear tiller.
Seagrave seems to have followed quickly with its own 2 models "City Service Truck" Styles J and F  by 1915. ALF offered the Type14 until 1926, on several chassis, by the late 1920's hose beds and small pumps began to appear. Booster water tanks and reels were  already replacing chemical systems. These rigs evolved into the quads of the 1930's and 40's, which were then supplanted by the 65' quints with steel aerials that both ALF and Seagrave began just before WWII.
A popular nickname for the ladder truck carrying mostly ladders was "lumber wagon" just because of the number of wooden ground ladders carried.
So it appears that American LaFrance coined the phrase in 1912 to mean a straight-frame chassis, carrying a variety of ground ladders, rescue equipment, and small tools. Since many "cities" of that time had very few buildings over 3-4 stories, this type of ladder truck was considered adequate. These rigs also had 5-8 firemen manning them in order to have the manpower to deploy the longest ladder carried.
"City Service ladder" is a fire service term only.
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: X Chief 1 on September 23, 2010, 03:47:38 PM
And they didn't have an aerial ladder.  One reason, among several others that they were somewhat of a problem in the rural areas is that they were a real "bear" to handle on back country roads and almost impossible to turn into a lane from a narrow township road.  It was just about all we could do to get our 1000 gallon tanker/pumper around out there.
Dan E. Boyd
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: FAO25 on September 23, 2010, 04:56:03 PM
NBFU and other standards used 5 or more buildings three or more stories in height to require a ladder truck. Anything less called for putting 35' ground ladders on the pumping apparatus responding. Maybe to some people more than 5 building 3+ stories is a city.  ???
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: START WATER on September 24, 2010, 02:51:07 PM
   I DON'T THINK ANY APPARATUS HAD SO MANY NAMES 
THERE WAS A QUAD CLOSE TO ME  GROUND LADDERS  WATER PUMP,AND HOSE  AND FOR T6HE AVERAGE SMALL TOWN  IT WAS GREAT
YOU COULD HAVE EVERY THING YOU MIGHT NEED ON THE  FIRST IN QUAD
NOW WE ADD A MAIN LADDER AND THUS THE QUINT 

IN LONDON  EVERY IST IN ENG CO HAS A 45 FT LADDER PLUS SMALLER ONES

WONDER IF THATS  NEXT .  SW
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: Box 2565 on September 25, 2010, 02:32:31 PM
Like steamers, ladder trucks and hose wagons had size designations (1st size, 2nd size, 3rd size, and 4th size).  In addition service trucks were designated either "Village or City" although I have this nagging thought that there was a third designation.  The attached illustrations are from a copy of a S. F. Hayward catalogue dated 1902; how the "City Service Ladder" name was arrived at is a mystery to me.
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: squad546 on September 27, 2010, 10:21:40 PM
Prince George's County, MD
Bowie VFD
1971 Dodge W-300 Power Wagon/Reading
John Floyd photo
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: wf33ret on October 23, 2010, 08:04:50 AM
                                           It is said that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder
                                                                   *******
                                           No information on this 1957 Dodge / American LaFrance


                                                               Lloyd Collection
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: MFDPhoto1 on October 23, 2010, 11:17:02 AM
Looks like there is a "2-bulb Beacon-Ray" on the right side of the cab (top), and a front-facing light & siren on the left...a bit unusual.   It is "in the eyes of the beholder"...not bad looking at all... :)
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: boardmansteve on October 23, 2010, 12:12:50 PM
Looks like there is a "2-bulb Beacon-Ray" on the right side of the cab (top), and a front-facing light & siren on the left...a bit unusual.   It is "in the eyes of the beholder"...not bad looking at all... :)

This is a beauty!

The beacon is center-mounted, while the siren is located over the driver.
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: MFDPhoto1 on October 23, 2010, 04:43:59 PM
Quote
The beacon is center-mounted, while the siren is located over the driver.

I beg to differ Steve...looks (to me) like the two are "balanced-out."   :-\   

Bob, do you have a FRONT-SHOT to settle this "intrigue"........... ;)
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: wf33ret on December 01, 2010, 04:01:28 AM
                                                               1935 Dodge
                                                                  Squad
                                                             Norwood, Mass.




                                            Charles Beckwith Photo - Lloyd Collection
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: squad546 on January 05, 2011, 01:23:11 AM
Bethany Beach, Delaware
1950s Dodge brush truck
John Floyd Photo
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: wf33ret on April 18, 2011, 08:26:32 AM
                                                                     1937 Dodge
                                                                         Utility
                                                               North Patchogue, N.Y.


                                                              Charles Beckwith Photo
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: Box 2565 on August 18, 2011, 12:06:26 AM
Newport Twp. F.P.D. IL   Unit 1475
1975 Dodge Power Wagon
Utility Unit
Model: W 300
Jack Connors photo.
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: Box 2565 on November 06, 2011, 01:29:09 AM
Southgate KY   Unit 1320
1974 Dodge
Utility Unit
Steve Hagy photo.
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: tamangel on May 27, 2012, 01:47:28 PM
1945 Dodge Van Pelt at the Hearst Castle, San Simeon,  California visitors center:

Mike W
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: tamangel on May 27, 2012, 01:49:13 PM
also looking for photos of Dodge W500 Power Wagon fire trucks in US Forest Service colors  , 1961-1964 time frame..

Mike W

Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: scottflynn101 on June 23, 2013, 09:52:58 PM
1942 Dodge
Pumper
Middleport Ohio
COAFAA 2013 Muster
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: ffdisp806 on January 15, 2014, 02:03:09 AM
Upper Gwynedd Township Fire Department - West Point, PA

Utility 80
2013 Dodge Ram 2500 Cummins

http://youtu.be/B-cQ_Z9Svb0
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: squad546 on April 16, 2014, 03:07:51 AM
Mokena, IL
1975 Dodge 4x4/Pierce
300/300
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: GreenMtnMan on April 20, 2014, 10:52:32 AM
This is from a car show in Manchester Vermont 2009. Ex - Winhall Vermont, not sure of the year, I think 1948?

Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: Box 2565 on April 22, 2014, 12:54:47 AM
This is from a car show in Manchester Vermont 2009. Ex - Winhall Vermont, not sure of the year, I think 1948?
Looks like a 1950 Dodge with Howe apparatus and a 500-GPM pump.  Nice little rig!
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: squad546 on June 18, 2014, 01:33:35 AM
Burnham, IL
Squad 118-1980 Dodge/Marion
250/300
Photo-Don Feipel

Sadly they retired this Dodge sometime ago, saying it was "in good shape, but outdated".
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: mackcffan2014 on June 18, 2014, 12:05:54 PM
Thanks for sharing! I like this one a lot. Very sharp truck.
Do you know what lightbar that is? I'm not up on my equipment as much as I want to be.
I bet someone is using it now. Watch for it on the muster scene! I once saw a 1979 Chevrolet for sale in 2012 or so. It was an ex fire department vehicle and it only had 15,000 miles on it. I wonder if this Dodge was the same way.
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: Triborough on June 18, 2014, 12:58:24 PM
West Milford Fire Department Attack Unit 4
Passaic County, New Jersey
1980 Dodge Power Wagon/Indiana Fire Apparatus Co., Inc.

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5513/14302798516_9cd94a3222_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nMTzGq)
West Milford Fire Department Attack Unit 4 (https://flic.kr/p/nMTzGq) by Triborough (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2937/14139267139_06098830f7_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nxrrvV)
West Milford Fire Department Attack Unit 4 (https://flic.kr/p/nxrrvV) by Triborough (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2938/14302790676_4d34d8d7b9_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nMTxnf)
West Milford Fire Department Attack Unit 4 (https://flic.kr/p/nMTxnf) by Triborough (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5561/14302791956_50811f8e52_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nMTxKj)
West Milford Fire Department Attack Unit 4 (https://flic.kr/p/nMTxKj) by Triborough (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5511/14322603671_88b4e0a1e3_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nPD65B)
West Milford Fire Department Attack Unit 4 (https://flic.kr/p/nPD65B) by Triborough (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2918/14139409647_fe66fdfbd9_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nxsaSX)
West Milford Fire Department Attack Unit 4 (https://flic.kr/p/nxsaSX) by Triborough (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5558/14139273809_1466f7e4cf_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nxrtuV)
West Milford Fire Department Attack Unit 4 (https://flic.kr/p/nxrtuV) by Triborough (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5486/14139324170_339e4cedf4_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nxrJtd)
West Milford Fire Department Attack Unit 4 (https://flic.kr/p/nxrJtd) by Triborough (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr]

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5542/14325947935_4f48286a0e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nPWedk)
West Milford Fire Department Attack Unit 4 (https://flic.kr/p/nPWedk) by Triborough (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: brucobuff on June 18, 2014, 01:14:07 PM
Thanks for sharing! I like this one a lot. Very sharp truck.
Do you know what lightbar that is? I'm not up on my equipment as much as I want to be.
I bet someone is using it now. Watch for it on the muster scene! I once saw a 1979 Chevrolet for sale in 2012 or so. It was an ex fire department vehicle and it only had 15,000 miles on it. I wonder if this Dodge was the same way.
Please see the emergency warning lights thread in General Fire Discussion (warning lights from past to present), I posted a Federal catalog from the 1980s. That bar is known as a Federal Aerodynic.
Mini-pumpers and small rigs are becoming more popular, but this one is rather ordinary.
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: mackcffan2014 on June 18, 2014, 02:07:16 PM
Will do! Thank you!
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: squad546 on June 21, 2014, 01:21:09 AM
Burnham, IL
Squad 118-1980 Dodge/Marion
250/300
Photo-Don Feipel

Sadly they retired this Dodge sometime ago, saying it was "in good shape, but outdated".
The question about the lightbar made me wonder something similar. Anyone know what the square alternating lights are on the rear? Cant say I've seen them before & I don't remember those lights on the rig last time I saw it.
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: hondok on June 21, 2014, 11:34:06 AM
Burnham, IL
Squad 118-1980 Dodge/Marion
250/300
Photo-Don Feipel

Sadly they retired this Dodge sometime ago, saying it was "in good shape, but outdated".
The question about the lightbar made me wonder something similar. Anyone know what the square alternating lights are on the rear? Cant say I've seen them before & I don't remember those lights on the rig last time I saw it.

I was wondering the same thing.  After a closer look, it appears that they may be fender-mount turn signals that were used on conventional cab commercial trucks in the 80's and 90's.  Assuming that is the case, they probably changed out the amber lenses to red.
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: wfdstation42 on June 22, 2014, 01:27:08 AM
Burnham, IL
Squad 118-1980 Dodge/Marion
250/300
Photo-Don Feipel

Sadly they retired this Dodge sometime ago, saying it was "in good shape, but outdated".
The question about the lightbar made me wonder something similar. Anyone know what the square alternating lights are on the rear? Cant say I've seen them before & I don't remember those lights on the rig last time I saw it.

I was wondering the same thing.  After a closer look, it appears that they may be fender-mount turn signals that were used on conventional cab commercial trucks in the 80's and 90's.  Assuming that is the case, they probably changed out the amber lenses to red.

Offhand I forget the manufacturer but they were made for a few years back when auto headlights started going from round to square or rectangular. They're about 7 or 8 inches across and were an alternative shape to the big round lollipop lights. I have 2 pairs of these in my light collection, 1 red pair and 1 blue pair.
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: Bklyn Phil on June 23, 2014, 01:11:22 AM
Here are the missing two photos

Phil, Bklyn
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: Bklyn Phil on June 23, 2014, 07:46:54 AM
Here's the first message with a resized photo so you can see the whole rig


Dodge 1942 WC63 6x6 Brush Truck, North Brunswick NJ
Tri-County Muster, Jamesburg NJ 2014

In the last pic the controls are: Clutch, Brake, gas, winch, trans gear shift, parking brake, transfer case high and low. Note how the red paint is worn off the steering wheel showing the original Olive Drab color

More info on the WC63 here - http://www.allpar.com/history/military/red-ball-express.html

Phil Bklyn
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Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: Buckeye 53 on July 14, 2014, 10:48:27 AM
Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Division of Forestry E-62
05/2013 Ram 5500 HD
Ace Truck Body
2007 Wildfire Skid Unit
350/300/10A
John Denney Photo

This rig is kept at the Ohio Fire Academy and was photographed on Friday evening before the SPAAMFAA Summer Convention.
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: mackcffan2014 on September 21, 2014, 01:18:30 PM
I would love any info on this. My digging (more like stumbling around the internet) hasn't turned up anything. Tadmor Shrine had two fire trucks in the Stow Ohio 4th of July Parade a few years back. This one looks to be a 1946 or so Dodge.
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: QcRLH on November 17, 2014, 11:09:11 AM
Sainte-Euphémie, Qc
1975 Dodge D600
Body by Pierreville
750/600
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: mackcffan2014 on November 18, 2014, 09:31:36 AM
Pretty!
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: Communityfirefighter on November 18, 2014, 09:42:36 AM
Sainte-Euphémie, Qc
1975 Dodge D600
Body by Pierreville
750/600
(https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10371960_10202543988546569_1686928931617292973_n.jpg?oh=fc974bf63aea3812437c32f523b57b74&oe=552029F1)
Picture by me, 2014
very nice old dodge pumper.
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: scottflynn101 on December 02, 2014, 08:40:01 PM
Jefferson Twp. Fire Dept.
Fayette Co. Ohio
Truck 571
2013 Dodge
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: Box 2565 on July 27, 2016, 08:51:48 AM
Jackson MI   Car 8
1989 Dodge Ram 350
Confined Space Rescue Equipment
Steve Hagy photo.
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: MFDPhoto1 on May 16, 2017, 12:28:04 PM
Grand Prairie, TX recently received this 'grass/field fire'...was not in service as of May 13, 2017. It was on display at their 100 yr. celebration, butI couldn't find out who the mfg. was... :(
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: Box 2565 on May 16, 2017, 07:06:14 PM
Grand Prairie, TX recently received this 'grass/field fire'...was not in service as of May 13, 2017. It was on display at their 100 yr. celebration, butI couldn't find out who the mfg. was... :(
I really don't want to point this out, but look at the mud flaps!
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: MFDPhoto1 on May 16, 2017, 09:17:28 PM
I really don't want to point this out, but look at the mud flaps!
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Thanks Steve for your 'eagle-eye' observation.  Why didn't I see that...sheeeeee! No, I know why...getting old and don't see well anymore.......... 
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: eng645 on September 17, 2017, 08:14:59 AM
2017 Dodge 5500
Brush 1
Wilmot, Ohio
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: eng645 on September 17, 2017, 08:24:35 AM
Working
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: eng645 on September 18, 2017, 06:21:29 PM
Here is one more picture.
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: Box 2565 on October 13, 2017, 11:59:08 PM
Franklin County KY   Truck 6
2001 Dodge/FCFD
100 GPM - 250 Tank
Steve Hagy photo.
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: Buckeye53 on July 31, 2018, 09:45:36 AM
Frankenmuth, MI E-3
1970 FTI / Dodge 700
750/500
#1374
John Denney Photo 7/28/2018 @ Frankenmuth Muster
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: txfirephoto on September 24, 2018, 09:39:45 PM
Austin, Tx
Battalion 2
2016 Dodge Ram 3500
Title: Re: Dodge Fire Apparatus
Post by: txfirephoto on September 24, 2018, 09:40:23 PM
Austin, Tx
Battalion 3
2016 Dodge Ram 3500