Fire apparatus photo album V


NAPA FD, California

The Napa FD has also a tiller truck in the same colour scheme !!
Unfortunately i don't have a photo of it!



Tahoe Douglas Fire District, Nevada


Weaverville, California


Cloverdale, California


Berkeley California, USA

A very nice Crown tiller from the Berkeley FD

Berkeley University FD


Bodie "ghost town" fire department


W.S. Bodie discovered gold here back in 1859. Unfortunately
he died in a snow storm that winter and never saw the town
that took on his name.

Over the years, Bodie has seen numerous booms...and busts.
There were some huge gold strikes here and, at one point, the
town had nearly 10,000 residents.
By 1882 though, the big strikes were mostly history and the
folks began to go elsewhere.


And now my comrades are all gone
Naught remans to toast.
They have left me here in my misery,
Like some poor wandering ghost.




Los Angeles County

1998 Freightliner
Caterpillar 3406, 500 HP, engine
Fuller 18 speed gearbox

Caterpillar D8H
400 HP Caterpillar engine
Extra reinforced rollbar
Seats two



Some of the old trucks

Some of the new ones

One of the LA County Fire Department choppers


LA County experimental fire proof KME fire truck

Multi purpose "prototype" fire engine to fill the needs of type I, II and III fire engines.
Built by KME (Kovatsch Mobile Equipment)



  • Increased maneuverability: 400 cm wheelbase

  • Caterpillar C12 395 HP engine

  • Allison MD4060 6 speed automatic transmission

  • ABS brake system, front wheels disks, rear drums

  • Single PTO driven 3800 l/min pump

  • 2800 liter water tank

  • PTO driven Compressed Air Foam System (CAFS)

  • Pump & roll capacity

  • Reduced vehicle weight, short wheelbase, and super single tyres for increased
    off-highway operating abilities

  • Improved cab integrity

    • Flange mounted double pane windshield

    • Fire curtains for all windows

    • Weatherstripping of heat resistant silicone rubber to maintain cab sealing during a burn over.

    • Breathing apparatus for all personnel mounted inside cab

    • Cab windows should withstand a direct flame contact of
      1100 degrees celcius (2000 degrees F) for at least 5 minutes

This prototype is currently under testing and evaluation by the LA County FD


University of California FD, Davis, California



The other apparatus photo albums:

Album I

Album II

Album III

Album IV

Album V



Dutch treat
photo album

Bush truck

Interschutz 2000

AFB album

Rescue boats

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Interschutz 2005


All photo's: copyright Albert Baas





Albert Baas, Heeten, Netherlands
Copyright 1999 Albert Baas.