Montgomery County, Md. fire apparatus

brucobuff

Assistant Chief
Rockville's Aerial Scope, 1973 Mack CF/Baker 75' assigned to T23 much of its approx. 20+ years career - refurbed by A-1 Truck Painting in 1992, sold to Plumsteadville,PA., and refurbed again, now on its 3rd owner
Top photo pre-refurb in 1991.
Bottom 2 photos after 1992 refurb.
Warren Jenkins photos
 

brucobuff

Assistant Chief
Thanks for the additional pic, Matt!
Here's another county ladder truck that had an extended life; Bethesda FD's 1969 Pirsch 100' hung around for almost 30 years, with 2 depts.
Photo 1: very young age at BFD's Sta. 26
Photo 2: OOS, stored pending sale
Photo 3: early days at Burtonsville VFD Sta. 15 (around 1991)
Photo 4: after repainting into BVFD's new scheme, it was finally replaced by a reserve Seagrave in 1996.
Photos by Warren Jenkins or from collection
 

brucobuff

Assistant Chief
Another long-lived Montco ladder truck was this 1967 Seagrave 100' TDA, which lasted into the 1990's in at least 3 paint schemes. Open-cab when delivered, it was given a roof in the early 80's
Photo 1: Bob Washburn, Jenkins collection
Photo 2: Unknown, Jenkins collection
Photo 3: 1991 photo by Warren Jenkins
 

brucobuff

Assistant Chief
Great additions, Matt!
BCC had the 1st Freightshaker ambos in Montco - I believe Amb.#15 was the 1st delivery in 93.
Rockville's preserved B-Mack is a 63, the Bethesda B-Mack is a 1957.
The former "Twin Agent 19" went to Gaithersburg Sta. 28 (below pic) and became "Tac 28" until it went to the Carroll Manor VFD in Frederick Co. and was converted into a brush rig, but it is now gone... :'(
Also, the Tak. Park engine is a rebuilt 1977 Duplex/Oren, rebuilt by Mt. Aetna Body Works of Hagerstown,MD. in 1987.
Warren Jenkins photo- 1994
 

brucobuff

Assistant Chief
Montgomery County took delivery of 3 Seagrave 110' aerials in 1989. They were originally assigned to Trks. 2,3, and 26. Eventually, Trk. 2 would go back to a TDA, and Trk. 26 would be disbanded, but Trk. 3 had theirs until recently when a new Pierce rear-mount tower came in to replace the "old lead sled".
Photos of Trucks 2,3,26 by Warren Jenkins
 

brucobuff

Assistant Chief
one of the shortest-lived of any apparatus in Montco history is this 1987 KME 1000/2000 engine-tanker for the Upper Montgomery VFD #14.
Reviled by all who worked with it, on 7/12/1990, it flipped over while enroute to a structure fire. The rig basically disassembled itself, but the driver(alone) walked away with minor injury.
Both photos from Jenkins collection
 

brucobuff

Assistant Chief
Nice 1968 Pirsch 750/500 engine from Chevy Chase FD Sta.#7, in service until 1990, this photo was taken in 1994 after private owner restoration and posed in front of its old home.
Warren Jenkins photo
 

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Assistant Chief
Montgomery County's 1st haz-mat rig was this converted 1976 Chevy C-50/Firemaster 'midi-pumper' which was known as Haz-Mat 1. This was in the early 80's.
Jenkins collection
 

brucobuff

Assistant Chief
In 1990, this new Ford F-800/Hackney rig became the primary haz-mat until recently, when a Spartan/Hackney replaced it.
This photo was taken in front of quarters, Sta.7, in 1992.
Warren Jenkins photo
 

brucobuff

Assistant Chief
phil/las said:
Warren;

If my memory serves me right, didnt Chevy Chase put a roof on the 68 Pirsch not long after Bethesda did theirs ??
Back in the day, Chevy Chase were all Pirsch untill the lime green Mack came into play

Nice Shots

Matt
I 'm pretty sure CC's Pirsch never had a roof, but it has been 25 years... ???
 

brucobuff

Assistant Chief
Some more Haz-mat shots...
1979 Ford L/Stahl utilty truck,x Washington Gas Co., received by Montco in late 80's, used until 1996 and donated to Paw Paw WV. Now OOS.
Warren Jenkins photo
 

brucobuff

Assistant Chief
Bethesda's 1967 Chevy/Hahn converted to an air bottle carrier at the training academy,1991.
Warren Jenkins photo
 

brucobuff

Assistant Chief
For Matt Goldberg, the next few posts will be rigs from Glen Echo VFD,Sta.11.
These images courtesy of Nate Smith, from Co.11.
1st image is a 1922 Alf engine, purchased from Bethesda FD in 1930, shown at original sta. on Vassar Circle.
 

brucobuff

Assistant Chief
The oldest GEVFD shot in my collection is this 1968 parade shot of Glen Echo's 1950 ALF 700 series 750/?
Bob Washburn photo
 

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Assistant Chief
Another Bob Kimball photo of a 1963 ALF 900 1000/500 which eventually (mid-80's) found its way to Scotland,Conn.
 
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