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  1. brucobuff

    Montgomery County, Md. fire apparatus

    New Seagrave Aerialscope for Rockville Sta. 3. Never thought I would see another Scope at the "Rock" Of course this rig will have to measure itself against the original beast that left town almost 25 years ago...
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    KEYSER WVA and their ALFs

    Keyser's 1947 ALF 700 series also made a long mutual-aid run when fairly new; on Christmas Day, 1949, the rig took a 35 mile trip to Hyndman, PA. where the small town was being leveled by a wind-driven conflagration. Keyser's 700 was joined by 1 from Ft. Ashby, WV, and at least 5 other 700s from...
  3. brucobuff

    Pennsylvania Fire Stations

    Bedford, PA VFD #1 one of the oldest all-volunteer depts. in PA. (1804) broke ground for a new Headquarters station on W est Penn St. in the borough. The new 6-bay station will replace 2 current buildings; the current HQ station, built in 1949, and enlarged in 1956. An annex building located 100...
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    KEYSER WVA and their ALFs

    Keyser's 1931 ALF also had a key stop on a mutual aid run. This one during the early 1930's was for a lumberyard fire in Petersburg,WVA that was threatening the business district. At that time Petersburg had no motorized apparatus. As late as 1973, this engine piled up 328 miles for the year...
  5. brucobuff

    Philadelphia FD

    Four 75' Aerialscopes, according to Seagrave's FB Philly is becoming another mash-up of manufacturers, just like in the 1990s. Jack, bring back the annual bus trips!
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    Pennsylvania

    Ferndale,MD. Anne Arundel County, TRK34 in between those 2 places. J. Floyd photo
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    Road Rescue

    2019 Ford F-550/Road Rescue Cresaptown, MD. Allegany County
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    Adams County and Gettysburg,PA.

    Steve's post reminded me that I have 1 more update about a company that doesn't believe in the almighty "P" and likes its Sutphens very much. After running a 1987 Sutphen 65' dual bucket tower (x-Wilkins Twp#3.PA.) for a number of years, Arendtsville VFC replaced it in early 2017 with a 2004...
  9. brucobuff

    Adams County and Gettysburg,PA.

    Yep, and they're all buying the same model; the Enforcer, same thing here in Maryland. Glick in PA. and Atlantic Emergency in VA has to be 2 of the biggest P dealers now.
  10. brucobuff

    Adams County and Gettysburg,PA.

    In more United apparatus news, the former ET 19 is being refurbed by Lady and Taylor Fire Apparatus. The 2003 E1 1750/1800 rig will probably be reassigned to the Bonneauville station. A 1999 Ford F550/M&W was obtained from Red Lion,PA. and after refurb will go in service at the Hampton station...
  11. brucobuff

    Adams County and Gettysburg,PA.

    United CO. 33 continued to spread their tentacles, bringing Hampton VFC into the fold, and purging most of their fleet, keeping their Sutphen engine, and receiving another new Pierce Enforcer 1500/1000. Hampton's veteran 1994 Spartan/New Lexington was sold to Glen Hope,PA. United's main station...
  12. brucobuff

    Adams County and Gettysburg,PA.

    Both Lake Meade and East Berlin bought new rigs and then decided to merge into Northeast Adams Fire-Rescue Co. 32, with everything staying intact for now.
  13. brucobuff

    Adams County and Gettysburg,PA.

    The 4 companies along the Maryland border are still independent for now, and in spite of a shortage of volunteers, 2 of these small depts. bought new apparatus recently. Fairfield got a new Pierce Enforcer PUC 1500/1000, a 1997 Seagrave was sold to Port Trevorton, PA. Barlow bought a 2019...
  14. brucobuff

    Adams County and Gettysburg,PA.

    Some Adams County updates: As mentioned the 2004 Sutphen rescue engine was replaced at Gettysburg, it was sold to Irishtown, replacing a Spartan/Darley.
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    KEYSER WVA and their ALFs

    The oldest rigs all have various legends associated with their long service; i.e. the 1914 pumper, known as "OLD LIL" made a 10-mile mutual-aid run to Barton,MD. in 1919. Upon arrival, a conflagration was razing the business district, the 2-3 lines supplied by the engine stopped the blaze, with...
  16. brucobuff

    Keyser Fire Department

    Keyser VFD ran an ambulance for almost 20 years, 1952-73. This 1963 Dodge? station wagon was the last vehicle used, it was purchased new.
  17. brucobuff

    KEYSER WVA and their ALFs

    The 7th ALF owned by Keyser was a 1974 Pioneer II model with a 50' Telesqurt. This rig was a compromise by a vfd that really wanted an aerial ladder, but this was what city officials at the time would pay for. This rig would still fight a lot of fire in Keyser and many nearby places in both MD...
  18. brucobuff

    KEYSER WVA and their ALFs

    Keyser VFD has a long history (1893) and a tradition of ALF apparatus that lasted from 1914 to 1999. This group photo shows 6 of 7 ALFs owned by Keyser: from left, 1914 ALF 10 TRIP #646 1931 ALF 245PWT #7191 1947 ALF 705-PFC #L-3251 1960 ALF 900 , NOW Private owned 1985 ALF Century 1999...
  19. brucobuff

    Ford C Fire Apparatus

    Not a FORD C, this is an all-Thibault build, the cab was fabricated using the Budd-built C-cab parts. This was considered Thibault's 1st custom cab design and was designated the AWIT cab made from 1957-65.
  20. brucobuff

    Pennsylvania

    Was refurbed by the local Pierce dealer in 2013, QVFD is replacing their oldest engine this year, a 1986 Mack CF/LTI
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