1980 American La France Century Series

1500 GPM / 750 Gal Tank / 435 HP Detroit 8V92TA


Originally purchased in 1980, this Century Series American LaFrance pumper was the department's first piece of custom built diesel-powered fire apparatus. The large Detroit Diesel motor, with it's unmistakable characteristic sound, provided the needed power to handily climb the many hills surrounding the borough. After 19 years of dependable service, the engine was refurbished in 1999. This re-work included new body, poly-tank, piping, diesel generator, suspension, wheels, tires and enclosing of the open-rear cab. This engine still shares first out assignments with Engine 86-1.