Bklyn Phil

Found on the web. An I-H open cab MM aerial. Probably at a muster. It carries and Ontario license plate and has a Canadian flag. NFI

That can be an icy. slippery driver's seat at a winter worker.


Any ideas on the year of the chassis, make of the aerial, location of Athan FD?

Phil Bklyn


Bklyn Phil

A reply has been received from north of the border


Good afternoon,

It is a 1941 International Pirsch aerial belonging to Chatham-Kent Emergency Services. The truck was originally Chatham Fire Department 3and the lettering presently is Chatham F.D. and No. 3-41 indicating that it is unit 3 and built in 1941. The truck was built at the Chatham International Harvester plant and the Pirsch aerial added.
Franklin Township Fire Department
(Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio)
Foam 199, a 1989 International box truck used as a foam wagon.
The box is marked as CMMAA (Columbus Metro Mutual Assistance Association) of which I can find no other record of.
The unit is seen here assisting Washington and Norwich Townships on scene of an overturned fuel tanker at US-33/I-270 in Dublin. A similar crash here in 2017 resulted in a major fire and several days of ramp closures.


Two interesting IHs I've found on vacation.

The first was sitting outside the fire station in Esposende, Portugal. Sadly I was in a rush so I couldn't get any more information.

The second I found retired outside a small house on Hakøya Island, near the city of Tromsø, Norway.IMG_5597 copy.jpg


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