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Museum Collections: Apparatus - Engine Co. No. 14:
 
1960 American La France, series 900 "Turbo Chief" triple combination engine
 
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1960 ALF Turbo Chief

 

Builder: American LaFrance, Elmira, New York , with a Boeing gas-turbine engine, model 502-10 MA, 324 HP, engine #980 and a 1000 GPM pump 2-stage centrifugal, 400 gallon water tank, 2 booster reels, open cab with jump seats

Manufacturer's Number: Serial # N1001

SFFD Shop No: TC-15
City & County Number: 145-515 (applied 1970)

Location: In Storage

Condition: Good, preserved

Crew: Officer and 5 Firemen

Members of engine companies could and can be identified at fires and other emergencies by their all black helmets.

Service History:

1960   Engine Company No. 14, 109 Oak Street
ONE OF ONLY FOUR GAS TURBINE POWERED FIRE APPARATUS IN THE WORLD
1966   August 18th: to February 20th, Continental 6 cylinder 330 HP gasoline engine installed at City & County Central Shops, Fire Shop
1969   Engine Company No. 11, 1295 Shafter Street
1978   Placed into reserve
1987   March 19th, transferred to the roster of the Museum

Popular Science, 1961 article on the Turbo Chief

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