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  1. GA_Dave

    2019 Metro Fire Association Calendar

    The 2019 Fire Apparatus Calendar (32nd edition) is now available from the Metropolitan Fire Association of Atlanta, GA. This full color calendar has a photo of a different fire apparatus from the metropolitan Atlanta area featured on each page. Front & rear covers are fire scenes. The dates are...
  2. GA_Dave

    Southeast Apparatus Sales (SAS)

    Mini-pumper 11, Atlanta, GA (twin at MP-23) 2008 Ford F-350/Southeast Apparatus Sales 250/250
  3. GA_Dave

    2018 Metro Atlanta Apparatus & Shift Calendar

    The 2018 Fire Apparatus Calendar is now available from the Metropolitan Fire Association of Atlanta, GA. This full color calendar has a photo of a different fire apparatus from the metropolitan Atlanta area featured on each page. Front & rear covers are fire scenes. The dates are marked for...
  4. GA_Dave

    Jacob Organ Fundraisers (GA_Dave's grandson)

    My 4 year old grandson was born with interstitial lung disease (oxygen does not transfer from his lungs to his bloodstream as it should). He is being treated by a leading Pulmonary Specialist located in Denver, CO. His parents will be taking him to see this Doctor in October, a trip which will...
  5. GA_Dave

    McKinley Heights

    Back around 1993, I visited the McKinley Heights FD and photographed two apparatus. Back in those days, I was not very thorough with the notes I recorded and did not ascertain the year of manufacture for either one. The McKinley Heights FD has since merged into a different FD and I have struck...
  6. GA_Dave

    New book on Atlanta Fire Apparatus

    Out of the Ashes: Atlanta’s Fire Apparatus 1851-2015 Author Bob Gish spent thirty years as an Atlanta Firefighter and loved the rigs of the fire service. As his time on the job came closer to completion, the thoughts of this book formulated. After retiring in 2008, Gish researched over 500...
  7. GA_Dave

    Oshkosh L Series

    The Oshkosh L Series chassis was introduced in the mid-1970's and was built for around 7 years, although in limited numbers. Most were used for aerial device applications, but at least one pumper was built. The L Series was a low profile, wide cab, with a height of six feet to the top of the...
  8. GA_Dave

    Anthony Cresci & Sons, Vineland, NJ

    1935 Chevrolet/Cresci 250/750 Originally sold to Millville, NJ Sold to Heislerville, NJ Sold to Laurel Lake, NJ Sold to Buena Vista Campground, Buena, NJ Collector owned in Florida
  9. GA_Dave

    Stewart & Stevenson M-1078

    The U.S. Army's 2.5 ton capacity M-1078 cargo trucks are beginning to become available as surplus vehicles. I predict that a good number of them will be converted to brush trucks for fire department use. I have already photographed two and expect to find more. Please feel free to add any that...
  10. GA_Dave

    Savannah Fire Department

    Engine 3, Savannah, GA 2009 Sutphen Shield S3 1500/750 #HS-4705
  11. GA_Dave

    Unknown Year - Indiana Rigs

    The following apparatus were photographed in Indiana. I am missing information for each one, most often the year of the rig, but sometimes water tank capacity. Please fill in any blanks that you can. Thanks! Engine 6, Sellersburg, IN 19?? Mack CF 1000/???
  12. GA_Dave

    Unknown year - West Virginia

    The following apparatus were photographed in West Virginia. I am missing information for each one, most often the year of the rig, but sometimes water tank capacity. Please fill in any blanks that you can. Thanks! Engine 15, Weston, WV 19?? International/Rescue Systems, Inc. (RSI) 1000/500 4x4
  13. GA_Dave

    Unknown Year - Kentucky rigs

    The following apparatus were photographed in Kentucky. I am missing information for each one, most often the year of the rig, but sometimes water tank capacity. Please fill in any blanks that you can. Thanks! Aerial 1, Hopkinsville, KY 19?? American LaFrance 900 Series 0/0/85'
  14. GA_Dave

    Unknown year - Ohio rigs

    As some of you know, I have been photographing apparatus for over 30 years. Back in the early days, my recordkeeping was lacking, but I have improved a bit as time went on. When computers became popular, I started a database for the information I collect on the apparatus I photograph. I...
  15. GA_Dave

    Johnson City, TN

    Steve Hagy requested that I post the apparatus I have shot from this department. Since he is such a great guy, I figured that I would oblige him. The Johnson City Fire Department protects over 75,000 people from nine stations. I'll begin with the oldest apparatus I've photographed there and...
  16. GA_Dave

    Stone Mountain Park, GA

    Steve Hagy requested that I post the apparatus I have shot from this department. Since he is such a great guy, I figured that I would oblige him. The Stone Mountain Park Public Safety Department covers about 3200 acres that surround the largest exposed chunk of granite in the world. A skylift...
  17. GA_Dave

    Athens - Clarke County, GA

    The Athens - Clarke County Fire and Emergency Services Department protects about 115,000 people living in about 120 square miles. They operate from nine stations and cover everything in the County except the Athens - Ben Epps Airport and the City of Winterville, which have their own FD's...
  18. GA_Dave

    Almonte

    Tanker 1, Bruce Township FD, Romeo, MI Ford LT-9000/Almonte 1000/3300
  19. GA_Dave

    Seagrave MB/Invader

    Back in 1977, Seagrave was awarded contracts to build 21 pumpers each for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. These pumpers would be based on the new "M" series cab and chassis, with a plain, boxy, utilitarian cab. They were designated Model MB-23098 and had 1000 GPM Waterous pumps, 500 gallon...
  20. GA_Dave

    Freedom Fire Equipment

    Freedom Fire Equipment is located in Marietta, GA. They build a line of tankers, pumper-tankers, brush trucks, rescue trucks and other specialized apparatus, on various commercial chassis. They began producing apparatus around 2007. Rescue 8, Helen, GA 2000 Ford F-650/2007 Freedom Fire...
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