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Buckeye 53

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Saginaw MI Federal Ladder
1986 Spartan/LTI
100’ Aerial

I shot this rig 8/7/1992 and as I recall this was referred to as the Federal Ladder, although it ran out of the Central Fire Station. My old notes indicated that the engine at this station was the Federal Engine.
I did hear them on the radio that way.
I provided a print to Box 2565 as I was shooting 35mm slides & film back then. He scanned it the other day & sent it to me to post.
So I guess it's a John Denney Photo from the Steve Hagy Collection.
 

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District Chief
I forget off hand where I was with the Army Reserves as a ff ,but the local FD ran out of the same station on a army base .

In the San Diego area it is very common to have a Federal Fd rig run a fire in the area off base as the only responding units . and also in the City

The cad picks the nearest unit
 
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Buckeye 53

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START WATER said:
I forget off hand where I was with the Army Reserves as a ff ,but the local FD ran out of the same station on a army base .

In the San Diego area it is very common to have a Federal Fd rig run a fire in the area off base as the only responding units . and also in the City

The cad picks the nearest unit
The Saginaw rig was a city rig & the station was a city station. Here, the Federal label had nothing to do with the government. I believe that it was a hold over from the "Old Days" when companys were often described by names rather than numbers, in some areas. Maybe someone from that area can enlighten us more? I modified the original post a little bit.
 
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Buckeye 53

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St. Louis, MO E-13
1987 KME / LTI
1500/400/15 Foam/75'
Shop # 144
Dennis J Maag Photo
John Denney Collection
 

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Assistant Chief
Oak Hill, WV
Oak Hill VFD
Tower 128
1974-1976 Howe/LTI 85ft sternmount tower


She's an old rig by any standards, but may very well be the oldest rig in Fayette County, WV. The citizens first voted in a fire levy in 1980 and it was first enacted in 1981. Since then, most fire departments have completely replaced their fleets. Which was helped by E-One offering great rigs at low prices in the area and Freightliner going through and it seems like they offered great deals as they did very well as I know of at least 5 or 6 in the county.
 

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squad546

Assistant Chief
Eubank, KY
Eubank VFD (x-Fayetteville, NC)
1994 HME/LTI-1500/500/75'
Undergoing some repairs & upgrades at VSI in Lexington before going to it's new home.
 

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Buckeye 53

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Dallas, TX
Truck 37
03/1995 LTI / Spartan
75'
# 9403477
Shop # 95251
John Denney Photo

This was the last stop on our second partial day in Dallas. Now were off the have some pizza at the Texas Fire Museum.
 

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gpp10x

Probie
Buckeye 53 said:
START WATER said:
I forget off hand where I was with the Army Reserves as a ff ,but the local FD ran out of the same station on a army base .

In the San Diego area it is very common to have a Federal Fd rig run a fire in the area off base as the only responding units . and also in the City

The cad picks the nearest unit
The Saginaw rig was a city rig & the station was a city station. Here, the Federal label had nothing to do with the government. I believe that it was a hold over from the "Old Days" when companys were often described by names rather than numbers, in some areas. Maybe someone from that area can enlighten us more? I modified the original post a little bit.
Saginaw's Central Station address is 801 Federal Avenue, hence the name. They are due to start construction of a new headquarters station sometime this spring.
 
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Buckeye 53

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gpp10x said:
Buckeye 53 said:
START WATER said:
I forget off hand where I was with the Army Reserves as a ff ,but the local FD ran out of the same station on a army base .

In the San Diego area it is very common to have a Federal Fd rig run a fire in the area off base as the only responding units . and also in the City

The cad picks the nearest unit
The Saginaw rig was a city rig & the station was a city station. Here, the Federal label had nothing to do with the government. I believe that it was a hold over from the "Old Days" when companys were often described by names rather than numbers, in some areas. Maybe someone from that area can enlighten us more? I modified the original post a little bit.
Saginaw's Central Station address is 801 Federal Avenue, hence the name. They are due to start construction of a new headquarters station sometime this spring.
I sure hope that they put a big ramp on it and face it South or West ;) Thanks for filling us in on the real story behind the name.
 

GTW6401

Firefighter
The 1986 Spartan/LTI 100’ Aerial is still in service, but is now Reserve Truck 3, and was replaced by a 2003 Pierce Mid-mount tower.

Saginaw is a smaller department that runs 3 engines, and 2 trucks. Engine 2 was recently closed and they are running with Truck 2's quint only at Station 2. They do a lot of work, usually averaging around 300 working fires a year.
 

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Buckeye 53

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phil/las said:
I think that these may be Columbus Ladders in production at the former LTI plant in Lancaster County Pa.
It sure looks like them with the tandem axle tractors & the tiller's bubble side glass. The 3 oldest are being replaced soon with Pierce TDA's. Thanks for posting the pic. Any thoughts on running up to Appleton to do a similar shot of the replacements?
 

phil/las

Assistant Chief
Nah, that sounds like it would be fun though !! My camera is on Summer vacation due to the high Summer sun angle and the Southern Nevada 105 plus temps. I was told that this former plant in Ephrata, Lancaster County Pa was recently closed.
 

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Buckeye 53

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phil/las said:
Nah, that sounds like it would be fun though !! My camera is on Summer vacation due to the high Summer sun angle and the Southern Nevada 105 plus temps. I was told that this former plant in Ephrata, Lancaster County Pa was recently closed.
You Sure? Wisconsin is way up North and has all that Cheese & Beer!! I hear ya on the temps for sure. I don't do too bad with the sun if I take a break between 11:30 & 2:00. Good time fot lunch and to hydrate a little. Take Care & Stay Cool.
 
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