Apparatus from the past *Updated*

This page is dedicated to apparatus that has been retired from service. All of the trucks and boats you see pictured below served us well and have interesting histories and stories to go with them. All of them have a special place in the hearts of some of our members. 

 

Engine 335 was replaced by a new Engine in 2011.  It was the 1991 Pierce Dashfour wheel drive rescue pumper and included a 1500 GPM pump, 500 gallon water tank,onboard Generator with seating for 4. It was a very unique truck and served us well from1991-2011. It was traded to the dealer when we purchased the new truck for resale.

Engine 336 was a 1986 Emergency One Hurricane Engine/Tanker. Engine 336 had a2000 GPM Pump and carried 1500 gallons of water and also had a rear Jet dump.The truck was replaced by a 2008 Pierce Dash Engine/Tanker. The "E-One" as it was calledmade its way to Nova Scotia upon retirement from the Bolton Vol. Fire Company.

“P336” was affectionately known as our “little truck”! The truck was a 1968 Bean Truck on a Chevy Chassis. It was equipped with a three stage High Pressure pump which was the norm in the fire service in the 60’s and 70’s. It also carried our first set of jaws. which were a very heavy first generation Hurst JL-32. It was sold to the village of Lake George in 1991 and watered flowers as “Flower Power”. It recently made a trip to Guatemala to return to a career in the fire service.

The “tanker” as it was referred was a 1977 Bean 1500 gallon tanker. The radio designation of 406T and it served us faithfully grinding in 3rd gear until 1993. It continues to haul water for the Town of Bolton Highway Department.

“E337” Responded “Code Red” for its last time in 1993.  It began here in 1978 and was a Bean 1000 GPM Pumper on a Chevy Chassis. It was our first due engine for many years it continued its career with the Wevertown Fire Company upon leaving Bolton.

The radio designation Engine 337 has a proud history of identifying our fire trucks. Below is the Engine that replaced the truck pictured above. This Engine 337 is a 1993 Pierce pumper/tanker. It carried 1500 gals of water and had a 1500 GPM pump. It also carried portable pumps and a drop tank.

The second Brush 135 began its life here as a brush truck and a tow vehicle for the airboat. It was a 1992 Chevy 3500 1 ton truck with a Chevy 454 Engine. In 2004 the truck was overhauled and the cab was repainted two-tone white over red to match the engines, a new utility box and fire pump were installed. The radio ID also changed from “Rescue 135” to “Brush 135” The truck carried a full complement of forestry firefighting equipment and in the winter months carried some ice/water rescue gear and towed the airboat. It was furnished with a skid unit that could be removed in the winter months. The skid unit had a 300 gallon water tank and a 250 GPM pump. The brush truck was replaced in June 2016 by a 2016 Ford F-550 Brush truck. Upon retirement the truck was sold to the Hague Vol. Fire Dept. where it continues to serve as a brush truck.

Below is Rescue 136. It carried a multitude of firefighting equipment. Amazingly it only carried 2.5 Gallons of water. 1998 we took delivery of a heavy duty rescue truck purchased from Saulsbury Fire and Rescue Apparatus. It is a Saulsbury Gladiator chassis with an eight man cab and a command center console. The truck is equipped with a generator, light tower, two sets of Jaws, other hydraulic rescue tools, ice rescue equipment, S.C.B.A. and much much more. When the truck was designed it was designed to carry all the essential equipment needed for fire and rescue incidents and for all the extra equipment for that what if situation. It was retired in July of 2018 and some of the equipment it carried was moved to the new Engine/Rescue 337 when it arrived in September of 2018.

Our original rescue truck was a 1969 step van delivery van purchased from the West Glens Falls Fire Company. It was converted to a rescue van. The van was fitted with shelving to carry everything from flares to spare turnout gear. Much of the equipment that we could not carry on the pumpers or tanker was carried on the van. One wall was fitted with brackets to carry the Scott Air-packs and a box was built to hold the spare bottles. A small bench seat was built against the passenger side wall for the men to sit on while responding to a call. Many of the members who were around when the truck was still in service can tell stories of some wild rides responding to calls in the van. With no seat belts and a van probably overloaded in weight because it was not made to haul the heavy equipment now installed, the van would rock and roll around every turn and the firemen in the back would be shaken and stirred by the time we arrived at the scene. 

Another truck long forgotten by many was a 1956 Maxim pumper. According to records provided by Howie Smith it was serial number 2044 Model 2357 with a two hundred and forty horsepower engine. Purchase price was $17,995.00. It had a 750 gallon per minute pump and a 300 gallon water tank.