CD Pumpers?

bklyndisp54

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Does anyone have photo's of the old Civil Defense pumpers?  I think they were Ward LaFrance, perhaps model years around 1954.

I remember them being used for training the Auxiliary Firemen and also for engine company spares.

Best kept one I ever saw was CD-25, which was quartered over at E-159 in Staten Island.
 

bklyndisp54

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After a month o' hunting, found only one CD pumper on the net [ http://www.nyfd.com/brooklyn_engines/engine_283.html ].  It's about 2/3 the way down the page.

Anyone have more?
 

tbendick

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I am pretty sure the new Squad book from FAJ has a shot or two.
 

grumpy grizzly

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:)Page 36 of the new FAJ Squad Apparatus shows (1970) 1952 Ward LaFrance 750 GPM Pumper. It is lettered for Squad Company 2. Grumpy Grizzly 8)
 

johnd248

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Many companies had auxiliaries.  Most rode with the apparatus of the company, but many were freelancers who traveled in their own vehicles from fire to fire.
 
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