1972 Crown/Ford 15mtr Telesqurt.
Photographed at Station*2,80 East J Street back in 1990 during my trip to California was this 1972 Crown/Ford(50ft)15mtr Telesqurt of the City of Chula Vista Fire Department.The City of Chula Vista being the neighbouring city to San Diego in Southern California.
The appliance is a Crown/Ford C850 cab/chassis pumper/telesqurt with a 500gal-tank and 1250 gallon per minute pump,1000gpm at the nozzle.
This was one of many different aerial appliances manufactured by the Crown'Firecoach'manufacturers during the 1950's to the 1980's including Snorkels or platforms,100ft mid or rearmount ladders,54',55' and 75 telesqurts,100ft tillered aerials using Maxim ladders,water tankers and of course pumpers.The company also used various other truck bodies for their apparatus including International Harvester,Pierce,Ford,etc.
With more then 800 apparatus manufactured by the company based in California between 1953 and 19885,Crown still stand out today as being one of the finest-A true American Fire Truck.
See also picture #24153
Picture added on 14 July 2010 at 17:06