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Today, we go back in time to 1954 and beyond, as we look back at HVFD's 1954 American LaFrance Aerial Truck! The 1954 American LaFrance 75' Mid-mount Aerial Truck served in Hamburg until 1975. The 1954 ALF was initially an open cab with a pumping capability of 750 gallons per minute. After being involved in a collision in 1967, the open front cab was replaced with a canopy style cab. The 1954 ALF was sold to the Bellevue Volunteer Fire Department in 1975, where it served many more active years, with a yellow paint job! Pictured are a number of action shot, inspection photos, and even the 1953 specification sheet for the new truck! ... See MoreSee Less

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Awesome pictures!

Awesome pictures. I remember many of those fires

Many I never seen!

Love these pictures, especially the ones with George Emerling !

What history and love those black and white pictures

It is now located on route 5 near Akron at a construction company. I passed it a while back.

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Featured today in our “Ladder Truck Blast From the Past” is our 1975 American LaFrance 100’ Rear-Mount Aerial Truck. The Truck had a canopy cab, meaning it had no rear doors, which limited the amount of spots for firemen to be seated in, especially when compared to modern apparatus. The 100’ straight-stick ladder did not have a bucket on the end, meaning crews had to operate and control master streams while standing on the ladder. The Truck had a pumping capacity of 1500 gallons per minute. The American LaFrance served the Hamburg community until 1992. It was then sold to the Springville Volunteer Fire Department where it served as an active piece of equipment many more years. ... See MoreSee Less

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Fought a few fire along side this one .

Great memories, great people, and a great truck.

Great pictures!!! WOW!

Canopy cab, not an open cab

What history

Yes this was Norwood q-6 for years

Ladder 6 trivia question. What was it's nickname? Be nice 😆

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As we prepare for the arrival of our new Aerial Truck, we will be sharing some photos and history of HVFD's previous Ladder Truck's. We will start with our most recent and work our way backwards, so without further ado, our 1992 Sutphen TS-100 100' Mid-Mount Aerial.

The 1992 Sutphen served the Hamburg community for nearly 30 years. It had an enclosed cab that could fit 7 firefighters (although the back could get cramped). It had a 100 foot ladder built of 4 aluminum sections, and flowed water via the Hale 1500 gallon per minute pump with a 300 gallon tank. Water could be pumped up the waterway to the bucket, which had two high flow nozzles. The truck contained various other tools of the truck company trade. The 1992 Sutphen was sold to a private buyer outside of Utica, NY in May of 2021.
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Yes Mark you are correct, the first day of my retirement. Fall of 2013. Boston State South of Trevett.

Those were big times.

Great photos

Can’t wait to see the truck!

I have a fire engine book somewhere with is in it. It says this was the first truck to cost 500k when it was new.

What history for that old number 6 and can not wait for the new ladder truck

Was part of the crew on Hamburg 6 1994-1998, with a great bunch of Volunteers.

I’m 90% sure this was your ladder at a fire in Boston... maybe 2013?

Was there a reason that it was white ?

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Last week was bitter sweet for the members of the Hamburg Volunteer Fire Department, as our Ladder Truck 6 was sold to a private buyer. We watched our 1992 Sutphen Ladder Truck depart Hamburg for the final time as we make room for our new ladder truck that is scheduled to arrive this month.

This video was taken with our newest piece of equipment in our Unmaned Aerial System.
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On to bigger and better. God bless our new equipment 🙏🏻🇺🇸

Wishing "old 6" and "new 6" a long and productive life. May God bless all who use them

A New beautiful Truck for the "Cat tracers "

Good luck to that old number 6 and welcome to the new Hamburg truck 6 stay safe everybody

Our Hamburg program visited some real community heroes this week at Hamburg Volunteer Fire Department. Thank you for all you do and for the wonderful tour! Our groups really enjoyed meeting all of you and learning some of the amazing history of the department! ... See MoreSee Less

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It was a pleasure to have everyone!

Hamburg fire department is the best! I went there with individuals from a school (pre covid) and they were so nice and accommodating to our group. Glad more individuals get to experience and enjoy thanks to Hamburg !

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