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1860 Hand Pumper
1888 Silsby
1899 American Steam
1900s A.L.F. Ladder Wagon
1903 American Steam
1905 Nott Steam
1907 A.L.F. Steam
1915 Chief's Car
1915 Ford A.L.F.
1916 A.L.F. "Disneyland"
1923 A.L.F. Ford TT
1924 A.L.F.
1924 A.L.F. Home Gardens
1925 Stutz
1925 Ford Model T
1927 Chevy Phaeton
1928 Seagrave
1930 Moreland
1947 Ford Wagon
1954 Mack B-85
1955 Crown Triple
1970 Chevrolet Ambulance
1965 Crown
1972 Dodge D300
1973 Ward LaFrance
1981 A.L.F.

 

1981 American LaFrance
Century Series - Engine 63-140

 

Dedicated To
Captain Tedmund D. Hall

1916 American LeFrance

Engine 165, or the engine with the numbers 165 on it, is a 1981 American LeFrance, Century Series, it was retired from our department's active line of service about 2008. It last served the fire station number 140, in Leona Valley. It is actually Captain Ted Halla paid call fire station, so it is a call man house. And they took really good care of this fire engine. We were very happy to get it in the condition it came to us in. All we had to do was give it a little bit of cleaning, and it was presentable.

We put the number 165 on it in honor of Captain Ted Hall, who had been an engineer at Fire Station 165 during part of his career. He, along with his camp foreman, Arnie Quinones, were both killed August 30th, 2009 in the Station Fire.

The crew members of Fire Station 16 and Battalion 13 put alot of effort into just giving a little bit more spit and polish on this Fire Engine, painting fittings, loading hose, getting it looking as nice as they could make it. We used this fire engine in the funeral services for Ted Hall, as well as the combined service for Ted and Arnie at Dodger Stadium.

Century Series American LeFrance's are really good fire engines, the Los Angeles County Fire Department had quite a few of them. Out of them all, this one is in great shape. We are very happy to have it. We have another one just like it at the South Gate building, but it is not in quite as good a shape. This one was originally in service, as far as we could tell, at Station 63, so it was orginally Engine 63, Los Angeles County Fire Department.

 

1903 Steamer parts Steamer closeup

Steamer on blocks Wheels

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