Today in Detroit Fire Department History – 1969
The largest purchase of fire apparatus by the Detroit Fire Department happened in 1969. A total of 16 fire engines and 7 ladder trucks went into service. They replaced obsolete and riot damaged rigs.
The 16 fire engines were a Mack cab-forward model. They had a 1000 gallon per minute capacity.
American LaFrance supplied the 7 ladder trucks. Each had a 100′ areal ladder.
Question: If you were ordering new apparatus for the Detroit Fire Department today what rigs would you choose?
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