|FIRE TRUCKS AT WAR
|The Class 750 fire truck was a triple combination pumping engine with a midship mounted 750 gpm
pump. It was the largest pumper supplied to Army post and was the same type used by the
municipal fire departments. The Class 750 was usually assigned to post having large water supplies
and needing large caliber streams. The trucks were built by American LaFrance, Buffalo, Mack,
Maxim, Pirsch, Ward LaFrance and Seagrave on a standard 4x2 chassis. The water tank carried
150 gals of water and 150 ft. of 1 in. hose was carried on a reel or in a basket mounted atop of the
hose body. The hose body held 1200 ft. of 2 1/2 hose, It was equipped with standard fire fighting
tools and was used for combating structural fires at camps, post and stations.
|1942 Maxim 750 4x2 Pumper USA 501663
|1941 American LaFrance
|1942 Pirsch USA 501114
|1941 Pirsch USA 50483
|Class BF 750
|The Class BF 750 was a triple combination pumping engine with a midship mounted 750 gpm
pump. The truck appeared in 1938 and was constructed by the U.S. Army at the Holabird
Quartermaster Depot, Baltimore, MD. It was powered by a 105 HP Continental engine. The water
tank held 150 gals. and 150 ft. of 1 in. hose was carried in a basket mounted over the pump. It was
equipped with standard fire fighting equipment required for structural fire fighting. The hose body
held 1000 ft. of 2 1/2 in. hose.
|1941 Holabird BF 750 USA 50401. Rig served at the Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
|1939 Holabird BF 750 USA 50249
|1944 Sterling-Howe USA 502012
|1943 Sterling-Howe USA 502023
|Class 530 pictured in the Philippines, 2 May 47.
Barton pump has been replaced with a Darley
pump.Front spot lights and booster reels have been
removed and original siren replaced.
|1946 Mack Class 750 army fire trucks under
constuction at the Mack plant, Long Island City, NY
USA 5011034 in forground
Thanks to Jean-Michel Boniface for sending in the
|1941 Seagrave USA 501229
|McCabe Powers Class 530 with the 1225th
Engineer Fire Fighting Platoon, Japan.