Author Topic: Ward La France QUADS  (Read 1928 times)

Offline kfd274

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Ward La France QUADS
« on: March 27, 2010, 01:02:49 PM »
In his book FDNY: An Illustrated History (1865-1992) Paul Hashagen writes that in 1951, FDNY purchased SEVEN Quads.

"These rigs received their names from their design and capabilities. They were a combination pumper, hose wagon, booster apparatus, and ladder truck. They were placed in service in areas of Brooklyn and Staten Island where ladder trucks were few and far between."

I think Staten Island had at least four Quads, and E 312 in Queens had one.  Just found info that E 96 had one, then it went to 310 and finally to 323.

Does anyone know the companies that had these rigs???

I couldn't find a picture of an FDNY Quad, so here is a picture of Leonia, NJ's rig:

http://images20.fotki.com/v205/photos/1/14152/2472206/SIMG0084-vi.jpg
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Ward La France QUADS
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Offline turk132

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Re: Ward La France QUADS
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2010, 01:32:41 PM »

Courtesy of the Mand Library

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Re: Ward La France QUADS
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2010, 01:35:51 PM »
  Original assignments were: Ladder 76 & 82, Engine 96, 152, 161, 251 & 312

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Re: Ward La France QUADS
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2010, 02:43:27 PM »
The photo of 312 - does anyone know what street they were operating on? -perhaps Steinway St??