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Creston Fire rescue GMC Engine 1
Fire Engine Photos
No: 26411   Contributor: Marcel Sloover   Year: 2010   Manufacturer: GMC   Country: Canada
Creston Fire rescue GMC Engine 1

This is Engine 1 from the Creston Fire rescue. It was built by Superior in 2001 on a GMC T8500 chassis. Pump capacity 1050 Gallon/minute, 500 gallons of water and 20 gallons of foam in the tanks. License plate 1551 EV.

Special thanks to the Fire chief and his lieutenant for their help.
Picture added on 12 January 2011 at 06:41
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Creston Fire Department, BC, Canada
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Over the years we've been treated - if that's the right word - to some of the clumsiest mechanical marriages imaginable. I am of course talking about the bolting together of the cab and chassis with the crew cab and the rest of the fire appliance.

But I'm sorry, this really takes the biscuit. It really is a strange-looking machine. I just hope that Greater Manchester's fleet managers haven't seen it and thought 'Yer know, I could just see one of them on the cobbles of Salford!' such is their record of producing some of the eye-poppingly ugliest and clumsiest-looking firefighting vehicles on the planet.

Added by Yelp Bullhorn on 13 January 2011.
It is all a matter of cost. This department got a new pumper - its station mate Mack MD is ancient - by buying a really low cost GMC chassis with biscuit-box bodywork. Presumably it works, but it sure is ugly. Rest assured, it is by no means the worst example to be found on commercial chassis in small town American fire stations!

Added by Rob Johnson on 18 April 2011.
The commenters above are sure smoking some kinda wacky tobaccy. The T8500 with the fire rig mounted on back is a good looking rig. In fact I would say very good looking. If you want to see ugly just look for a 1960s Ford Cabover. Now that is ugly. Cheers to the Creston F.D.

Added by Brian Sumner on 07 July 2019.
'Form Follows Function' was originally an American phrase I believe !

Added by CraigW on 10 July 2019.
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