ENGINES PHOTO DESCRIPTION PAGE
FSeng 1: US Forest Service Model 60, seats 5 indoors, without much comfort in the back seat.
FSeng 2: US Forest Service Model 50, seated 2 indoors quite comfortably and 3 outside not so comfortably.
FSeng 3: Structure protection during a night time burnover. Model 60, same as fseng1.
FSeng 4: US Forest Service Model 21's in Montana, 1988.
FSeng 5: Grayscale of an International Model 51.
Clipart 1-4: Not sure if there's any interest in these cliparts, they are kind of dated. They are from two of the above photo scans converted to bitmaps and painstakingly edited to their outline form. I originally used them for crew t-shirt designs.
Blm 1 & 2: Thanks, and a tip-o-the-hat to Mike Benefield for these photos. You can see more of Mike's photos by clicking Mike's Website.
Guest 5a: Two new "cherries" from Buffalo Creek Work Center in Buffalo Creek, Colorado. Courtesy of Dave LaForest.
Guest 5b: An Army Hummer from Fort Carson, CO. Courtesy of Dave LaForest.
Guest 12: Department of Natural Resources engine from Washington State. Details lost or not sent. Ab.
Guest 15F: Ash Kicker engine crews at the Ebb Fire South East Idaho.
G15G: Ash Kicker engine crews at the Ebb Fire South East Idaho.
G15H & I: Indianola Heli Base Salmon Complex.
G15J: Blackwell Complex Ash Kickers Type 4 engine hell bound the red is more than 30,000 acres burning.
A43, Pwagon: Have lost the sender's information for these pics, please resend. Ab.
Engine: Taken on the Cimarron National Grassland outside of Elkhart, Kansas. Photo credit: Tim Foley.
Rollover: A wildland fire engine that rolled then tumbled on the Repeater fire, Brookings OR., September 99. Courtesy of Eric.
3175 & Spanish Fire: No information given. Courtesy of Ben.
Northwest: Picture of WA-DNR Engines. Designated as an "H5S." 650 gallons capacity, Pump BB-4 with a Flo-Mix foam induction unit. Engines pictured are from the Northwest Region, picture taken summer of 1999. Photo taken by WP.
FS Engine: Engine 42 from the Mad River RD of the Six Rivers. Photo taken by Mellie.
BC Brush Truck 1-3: BC Davis' brush truck in the pine barrens of NJ. (BC is now in NV.) 1 and 2 courtesy of Mellie; 3 courtesy of BC who says, "after seeing the pic of my old nj rig, i had to send another showing the front and of our little sister brush rig. the smaller one follows the bigger one. of course the big one came from my station ! our sister station couldn't handle the 'big one'!"
Contra Costa: Here's a photo I took of my Type 3 engine as part of a Contra Costa County, CA Strike Team at a brush fire in Napa County, CA. Photo compliments of GC.
Grand Ronde: Engine from the Grand Ronde Indian Reservation, located near Salem, Oregon. Photo sent in by Peter.
Mt Charleston: Here are some new pictures for your site - an engine and a brush truck, operated by Nevada Division of Forestry Station One, Mt. Charleston nv. Provided by nv. fire animal Tim.
NV Brush Truck: NV DOF Station One on Mt. Charleston nv. Provided by nv. fire animal Tim.
Franklin Fire: Often engines on a fire have to use care in passing as they did here on the Franklin Fire (04/00).
Vehicle Fire: July 1997, Lassen National Forest. A logging company pick up truck caught fire, several Forest Service engines responded and were assisted by a logging company skidder. The skidder operator was kind enough to help by using the skidder to move the vehicle around during mop up. This helped to get at those hard to reach places. Photo taken by USFS-FEO.
Waiting in Denny: Between the end of the Onion and the blowup on the Megram we had a small rain. Many of the crew that were in Denny had "standby" duties. This one young woman, part of the Sandpoint Crew, I think, read at her perch on top of her engine. The orange maple in the background and the recent rain lulled us into thinking the fire's end had come. The fire roared back to life a few days later, jumped into the blowdown and raged on toward Hoopa in the west for another three weeks. Photo taken by Mellie.
Engine Crew: Crew of Wildland Fire Engine 42, LPF, 2001. Sent in by KC.
Corona FD: Engine coming up the Denny Road on the Megram Fire. Mellie doesn't know where Corona is, do you? Photo taken on the same day as the Waiting in Denny photo. Courtesy of Mellie. DD replies: The question was asked where Corona is located? The picture is of A-180, it is a type 3 engine, and is located in Corona De Tucson, Arizona. Its a fire district just south-east of Tucson.
Grand Ronde: Engine crew from the Grand Ronde Indian Reservation, located near Salem, Oregon. Photo compliments of Peter.
Lowden: A picture from the '99 season that never got out there into public circulation. Lowden Fire - we came in on Initial Attack and walked off about 24 hr after we got the call. None the less a little loopy. Notice the kung fu poses. Redwood National Park Engine 10 to the rescue. Matt Payne, also known as "Buck Leatherman" to the left. Center, Cpt. Brian Finley and right myself.. Mad Red Zeke.
New Engine 1 & 2: Here are two photos of of some new engines that belong to Aces High, a wildland fire contractor in College Place, WA. He is one of the contractors we have used and fields good crews and top notch equipment equipment (as you can see). He is building these himself and plans on putting out 5 this summer. Photos sent in by DM.
Delano PA FD & PA 5 Ton: I am from Northeastern PA, I'm a volunteer structural firefighter and part-time wildland firefighter on a local crew. Attached are pictures of our deuce and two of our State forestry five-ton units. Photos taken by JMB.
715A Brushrig: There was a fire a while back that we worked mopup behind the dozers. This was the last 715A that we had in service. We have since gone to M880's for brush rigs. We are currently trying to fund a new Ford F-450 rig. Taken by Keith.
Camp Pendleton: Here's a picture of our MCB (Marine Corps Base) Camp Pendleton, CA Brush rig. Photo sent in by Jim911.
Washington Engine: Ab, Here's a pic of my summer rig. DNR Engine 862 (WA-CES-E5-862). Type 5 Wildland Engine, fabricated 1996 at the Washington Department of Natural Resources Fabrication and Specialized Equipment Shop. All WA DNR engines are built in-house at this facility, at a substantial savings to the taxpayer. Photo compliments of Bill S.
Model 62C: Working the Peppermint Fire Peppermint Fire August 2001, Sequoia National Forest. The engine is a Model 62C Type 3. Photo taken by USFS-FEO.
Snow Fire: Snow Fire April 1999, Coronado National Forest. Snow began to fall as the engine arrived to initial attack an escaped camp fire, the Incident name seemed obvious. The engine is a Model 20 Type 6 4x4. Photo taken by USFS-FEO.
Virginia Lake Fire: Virginia Lake Fire, Washington 2001. Photo taken by Mike Patti (Deputy State Fire Marshal, Mobilization Specialist) and sent in by Dan Johnson.
Hoosier Engine 1 & 2: Hoosier NF Engine 42 CAFS and Engine 41 Type 6. Photos sent in by CAP.
SHF Engine 11: Dick, JC, Brian, Thad, ChiChi and Frank heading for breakfast at Denny Camp Oct 21, 1999 as the Megram burned around us. Photo by Mellie.
SHF Strike Team: Ron Armstrong's strike team of engines including Klamath's E5771 protected Five Waters and surrounding forest in the last days of the Megram Fire. Photo by Mellie.
Containing Megram: On the Denny Road Nov, 1999. Photo taken by Mellie.
Unimog: I was looking at your engine pictures and didn't think it would be complete unless you had some pictures of a Unimog. So here they are. I was a crewmember on Unimogs for my first three seasons, and in 1998 and 1999 I was the foreman of 2931 (Super Mog). For those who don't know the Unimog is made by Mercedes Benz, and they are a perfect truck for the fuel types and terrain in the Great Basin. Engine 2931 has a 350 gpm pump and holds 730 gallons of water. The most impressive feature is the hydraulic blade that we use to cut line. Many people who don't understand Mogs are under the impression that they are not reliable and prone to serious break downs. What they don't understand is the stress and strain that these trucks are subjected to. With proper care and maintenance I guarantee these trucks can out perform anything on the lines today day in and day out. Photos courtesy of NV Firefighter.
E91: This is E-91, Mesa Verde National Park. I am seasonal structure fire protection fire fighter for MVNP. Thanx for all the work on the web site. Contributed by Larry V.
Brush Truck & Pump Panel: Twin delivery - Two Type 6 CAFS engines, Power strokes on the 550 Super-Duty chassis, 300 gallons with a 125 gpm pump, 10 gallon foam tank. Easiest to use pump panel I've come across on an RFD brush rig. Photos sent in by WS.
NPS Lineup: Engines of the Blue Ridge Parkway NPS. Photo sent in by Scottie.
Fort Hunter Liggett 1, 2, 3: Some pics for the Engine Page. Pic #1 is a Type 3 4x4 W/CAFS. Pictures #2 & #3 are of a 1250 Gal. 6x6 Combination Water Tender/ Brush Engine. Both serve the U.S. Army Fort Hunter Liggett F.D. in Southern Monterey County CA. From Josh from Fort Hunter Liggett.
ShastaT Engine: Mopping up after another 5 acre blaze. Photo taken by Tom.
PW: Eric's PW six.
Salem Engine: Photo contributed by Sean.
Season's Over: At times, this 2002 fire season seemed like Groundhog Day. It just kept going on and on and on. Needless to say, there weren't too many grumbles when we demobed the day after this picture was taken. Compliments of Arctic Amos.
Helo Support: Someplace in the flat and dry west a sikorsky was supported by a crew as the fire raged on and The Meat was there! Photo taken by The Meat. Ab.
Holding the Wolf: The Wolf Fire burned in June 2002 about 10 miles north of Ojai CA (Angeles National Forest). Photo sent in by LB.
Who is this? I lost the info on this. It's BLM and the only other clue is the name of the pic is booth_hotshots. But I just gott'a say that I don't see a hotshot crew, just a bunch of engine slugs. Notice the variety of hat designs. It ain't no hotshot crew. It's a bunch of engine slugs from different crews standing together. If they were hotshots, there wouldn't be ANY engines in the background. HAW HAW Ab.
Potawatomi Tribal, Pepper Column, Pepper: Photos compliments of the Prairie Band of Potawatomi Nation Type 6 Engine Crew in Kansas.
E8661 Crew and E8661: Type 6 Model 52, Comanche Tribe (Oklahoma) Engine and Crew. Photo compliments of Rod R.
New Engine: A pic of our newest wildland fire engine from S&S apparatus. 2003 international. Photo compliments of eric PW.
Model 62 in Red, More Model 62, Why Red? Model 62: This is the Pierce 4x4 model, taken @ Pierce West in Ontario CA. This particular Engine is in Red..... Kinda of weird to see a USFS Rig in red. Guess it could be someone else's truck, but who would by a USFS spec truck besides the USFS??? Truth is, it is a Sales Demo. Photos compliments of JC.
ID Dept of Lands: Idaho Department of Lands Type 6 Engine. Compliments of Arlo.
Rock Hill 5: Rock Hill Fire, Type 4 Engine. Photo compliments of Brad Peterson.
NDF Engine: NDF on the Malibu CA Fire, 2001. Compliments of Countryman.
Julian Cuyamaca Fire: Photo sent in by Matthew.
UpperHutt NZ "Trucks": Here are a set of photos of our ( 6 ) NEW Rural Fire Units.
The New Zealand way.
Engine 7532 at CeCe Springs: Here is a photo of Engine 7532 from the Humboldt-Toiyabe N.F. from Las Vegas Nv. The engine is supporting a burn out operation on the Lost Cabin fire in 2002. Photo compliments of Clint.
West Pines Fire, Everglades Lightup, West Pines Engine Crew, West Pines Engine: Here are a few from some prescription burns that we did over during 2 weeks in may, 2003. The images with "WestPines" were from our biggest Everglades Rx burn to date- 7,400 acres! The other picture is from a second prescription burn that encompassed 3300 acres and was taken just after dark. Target areas were forests of Dade-County Slash Pine (Pinus elliottii v. densa) and some of the surrounding fresh water prairie (Sawgrass dominant), with a goal of reducing understory hardwood vegetation that encroaches upon the pineland plant community. The photos were taken with a Nikon Coolpix 4500 and panoramas were made in ArcSoft PanoramaMaker 3.0, or Adobe Photoshop. Photos compliments of David.
Bubbles: A picture of an engine from my home district, the Barlow ranger district on the Mt. Hood Natl. forest. The photo says it all. Compliments of Nathan B.
Muddy: Here's a picture of an engine from my home district, the Barlow ranger district on the Mt. Hood Natl. forest. The one stuck is a five hundred gallon, type III, model 75 engine. The truck is a prototype, which has four-wheel drive, but as the picture shows, doesnt do very good in deep mud. Unable to see how soggy the ground really was, because of refilling via a tender many times, the truck sank quickly as we headed down the road. Photo compliments of Nathan B.
On Scene: Active fire season in Wisconsin, this one in a tree farm. Photo compliments of JG.
Elko BLM Engine: On the way to the Biscuit Fire summer of 2002. Pit stop in Willow Creek CA.
Engine 1: "One of our new trucks." Photo compliments of Eric.
Aussie Hall 11: Hall 11 Bushfire Tanker. Hall Village is situated approx 20 north of Canberra and service the Rural Communities and urban interface in the N/W of the Australian Capital Territory..
Molonglo 10: Read the description just above.
Saddle Mountain: This is a pic of our type 6x Contract engine based in R-6, has a 235 gallon tank with foam proportioner and 4 wheel drive. We painted it bright purple because we were a new business durin' the 2002 season, and wanted to do something that would make it stand out on the fireline, so people we worked for would recognize us if they liked our work on previous assignments. (so far it's worked) lol. Photo compliments of one of the Saddle Mountain Fire Suppression crew.
Portugese Unimog 1 & 2: I'm a Portuguese Fire Officer, of the Pinhal Novo Volunteer Fire Brigade. I would like to submit a photo of a Fire Truck to your page. Ab note: This truck that they use to fight fires is a Unimog Model 2450, 14000 kg (30,864 lb) and holds 2,500 liters (660 gal). There's more at our site www.terravista.pt/guincho/3322. Photos compliments of Raúl Prazeres, Adjunto Comando, Corpo de Bombeiros Voluntários de Pinhal Novo, Portugal.
Saving Sula MT: Sulla complex 2000, Sulla country store, Bridger Fire pretreating with a CAFs unit before fire front. My crew was doing triage on the buildings, picture was taken at approximately the same time as the famous "Elk" shot, apologies to the Bridger guys, I don't know their names. Photo compliments of NortheastCWB.
On Apex Fire: Last week (6/28/03) the Apex fire ignited about 8 miles from my house and burnt approx 32,000 acres (cost 1.97 million) making it one of the biggest wildland fires this part of Utah had seen in the last 25 years. Steep terrain and 100+ daily temperatures certainly didn't make life easy for the crews. My hat goes off to all those who were out there working to contain the fire. (7/21/03) Photos compliments of ScuffyJ.
Redding Responding: This photo was taken on the Twin fire in Redding City. This is a Redding unit just arriving. Photo by Andrew H.
CDF 2475: This CDF engine is arriving on the Auction fire in Cottonwood, CA. In the back ground you can see a white truck that has collided with a tree, the ladies vision was obscured by smoke and she ran off the road, she was unhurt. Picture by Andrew H.
CDF 2575: This TGU CDF unit came from Tehama County just across the county line. It was one of the first on scene. Their station is Bowman Station 3. Picture by Andrew H.
2575 on Hill: This is TGU CDF 2575 again responding to a Shasta County fire. They were the first ones on scene. Picture by Andrew H.
Fire Origin: This picture is looking down hill towards the origin. The crew member is off CDF 2575, hes packing hose. Picture by Andrew H.
Bullard TX Brush Truck: Finally got in a new brush rig, we are all proud of it, me especially 'cause I designed it. We paid for it with funding from Tx Forest Service. This is a good example of HB 2604 funding at work. Photo compliments of Keith.
Huron-Manistee Engines: Photo compliments of PSM.
San Bernardino, Model 62 on BDF, & New BDF Engine: These are pictures of a new Model 62 from Boise Mobil Equipment, assigned to the San Bernardino National Forest, Front Country Ranger District, City Creek Ranger Station. Photos By Jesse Brookens.
Attack in Canada & Dead Out: Here are some pics I thought you might like. We do things a little differently up here but thought you all could relate. Photos compliments of Brian Allen, Pickle Lake Fire Base, Ontario. For more go to Fire 19 photo page.
Islip NY Rig: This is a recently delivered 3-7-7, Central Islip FD. 2003 F-550, 400 Gallon tank, good equipment selection. Designed and built by Firematic. Photo compliments of Chris Murphy.
LP Rigs: A photo taken top by the Observatory on the Aspen Fire, compliments of NC Crew.
CrazyHorse Staging: Arizona Engines Staged at The Crazy Horse Fire Condon Montana. Photo compliments of Woody.
Engines on Ball Fire: Type 3 CAFS Engine on road patrol at the Ball Fire in Montana assisting a Type 6 Engine from Arizona. Photo compliments of Woody.
Hoselay: Type 3 Wildfire Engine from Montana assisting handcrews with CAFS on the Ball Fire on Spotted Bear Ranger District. Photo compliments of Woody.
Type 3 Engine: Staged at The Crazy Horse Fire. Photo compliments of Woody.
Engine 2476: Eng 2476 along with its crew, cooling down hot spots on the Rail Fire. Photo by Andrew H.
Olympia Engine 961 & Olympia Engine: A few photos from Washington State DNR Olympic Region. The first is of my engine 961 and 2 camp (inmate) crew crummies and my crew at the Lewis & Clark Fire, June 2003. Second is my Engine, Olympic 961. Photos compliments of Steve Fraidenburg.
Engine 55: Redding City's Engine 55, picking up hot spots on the Alturas Fire, in Redding City limits. Photo by Andrew H.
Portuguese Series: I am a Portuguese firefighter and part of a group of all-risk, Volunteer Firefighters of Alhandra. I wanted to send you pictures of the fires of 2003, our engines and helicopters so you can see how we operate and fight fire in Portugal in the summer. Photos compliments of Antonio José Pina. More photos on the Fire 20 and the Helicopters 12 photo pages.
Alberta Engine 31 & Back of Engine: Engine 31 is a wildland-interface engine complete with the following: * Ford f-550 4x4 7.3 diesel turbo * 425 gallon tank * Electric start BB4 pump (200 g/min) * foam injection system * barricade application system * 2000 ft 1.5 inch hose * Electric 200 ft 1.0 inch hose reel * assorted handtools & drip torches, etc.
It's based at the Blairmore Ranger Station, Southern Rockies Wildfire Management Area, Alberta Forest Protection Division. It is staffed between April 01 & Oct 31 as per the fire hazard dictates with two type-1 wildland Helitack firefighters. It responds to 30-40 calls per season, half of which are interface fires. The pic is of me, jean walters (Initial Attack strike team leader) with the engine. Alberta has only 1-5 typing of engines rather than 1-7 like the U.S. Engine 31 is a prototype & is the only engine deployed by the alberta forest protection division.
Texas Forest Service Engine 1130: Photo compliments of Artie T.
Heavy Engine: This in an 2002 International, Type 4 Engine from the Shoshone National Forest in Cody, Wyoming. Photo compliments of Burns, Engine Foreman.
Buster 2 Mud photos: Here are two photos from the Cedar fire on 11-14-03 at the Ramona airtanker base. My crew came out of the trailer in the morning and found the truck this away. Washington has rain and floods, but this is Southern Calif. Photos compliments of Bill H.
Brush Truck 267: On cape cod, in massachusetts, they use these things... they go through pretty much anything you put in front of em.. or they go over it . Photo compliments of Fire BPM.
267 Rear, Brewster & Brewster Rear, Mashpee Brush Truck: On cape cod, in massachusetts, they use these things... they go through pretty much anything you put in front of em.. or they go over it . Photos compliments of Fire BPM.
The following photos are from the 2002 season in Southern CA, compliments of MTD. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Fillup SoCal '02: This picture was taken at the Sudden Ranch Fire on Vandenburg AFB. The tender is WT19 of the Vandenburg AFB Fire Department, and the two visible engines in the foreground are both from the Saugus District of the Angeles National Forest. Engine 31 from Texas Canyon on the left, and Engine 36 from Los Alamos on the right. Photos from the 2002 season in Southern CA, compliments of MTD.
Approach: Picture taken in the vicinity of Julian, CA on the Pines Fire. The fire in the pic is the visible part of a blowup that cut off the road ahead of us and halted our advance.
Engines Crews '02: Group picture of Strike Team 1619C the day we demob'd off of the Pines Fire.
Engines '02: Picture taken from Banner Ranch of one of the headers on the Pines Fire.
Engines: This picture goes with "Approach". This was taken outside of the engine about 2 minutes after the "Approach" picture was taken.
Socal Engines: This is a picture of a portion of the Placerita Fire in Santa Clarita, CA near the Angeles NF.
Socal Engines & Fire: This picture was taken on the Northbound I-5 freeway north of Castaic, CA on the Post Fire. On the left is Engine 36 of the Angeles NF and an LA County FF watching a Forest Service backfire. On the right is watertender 126 of the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
Socal Engines 3: This picture goes with "Engines '02. This picture was taken shortly after "Engines '02" from next to the white "Banner Ranch" sign seen in both pictures.
Lookout: Hahaha, this is actually a FF making a cellphone call from atop the engine... the only way to get reception. Shortly after this pic was taken we we went in to do structure protection for homes ahead of this flame front.
Angeles NF E36: A picture of ANF E36 parked at a gym on Vandenburg AFB when we were rehabbing.
Also on the same page, E-1411, E Crew Burning, Controlled, Snowmobile: Engine 1411 drafting in the Wyoming
E-43 and Making Headway: The first photo is one of Engine 43 waiting on the approaching North Fire. The fire started off the freeway and burnt toward the west. The North Fire occurred north of Cottonwood CA. The second photo is one of CDF firefighters making headway on the west flank of the Olinda Fire. The fire was slowed down in the shorter grass, and helped firefighters contain it. Photos by Andrew H.
San Marcos: This is a photo of our "fleet" of wildland engines. They are modified CDF spec Model 15's. One of the type 3's in the picture was also on the Roblar Fire, and then the Paradise Fire in Valley Center (2003). San Marcos FD is located in San Diego County, and we are heavily involved in wildland fire suppression, even though we are technically "pavement pukes". (Remember the Harmony Fire? that was in our City.) Photo compliments of Jay.
Fillmore: Fillmore, Calif. Fire Dept. Rescue 4 taken on 7/4/2002. Photo compliments of JU.
Portuguese Engines, More Portuguese Engines: Portuguese photos compliments of Antonio José Pina. Visit his fire department at www.bombeirosdealhandra.com.pt.
Safe Zone and Poor Visibility: Photos from Australia, compliments of OB.
Type 6 Engine: Contract engine for G & O Inc out of Bend Oregon. Photo compliments of Smokechaser.
Wind Cave Engine: Wind Cave National Park's type VI engines on the Highland Creek RX burn. Photo compliments of MR.
Lava Beds Engine: Lava Beds National Monument E-74 enjoys the sunset on the Holbrook/Stateline RX burn, in southern Oregon, Oct 2003. Photo compliments of MR.
Portuguese Engine: Engine from Portugal, the Volunteer Fire Dept of Serapins, Portugal. Photo compliments of Antonio José Pina.
Engine at Airport: Airport is of BLM's 1992-1996 Ford 4x4 engine from Carson City of Silver State Hotshots.
Mendocino NF Engine 42: E42 is from Upper Lake Ranger District of Mendocino National Forest. It's a Type 3 Model 61 4x4 on a GMC 7000 chassis. Photo taken at Ukiah, CA on July 28, 2001 by Jeff McD.
Mendocino NF Engine 44: E44 is from Upper Lake Ranger District of Mendocino National Forest. It's a Type 3 Model 62 on an International 4900 300 H.P. chassis. Photo taken at Upper Lake Ranger Station on June 18, 2003 by Jeff McD.
Mendocino NF Engine 45: E45 is from Upper Lake Ranger District of Mendocino National Forest. It's a Type 3 Model 62 4x4 Pierce body on a 2002 International 7400 DT530 chassis. Photo taken at Upper Lake Ranger Station June 18, 2003 by Jeff McD.
Mendocino NF Engine 53: E53 is from Mendocino National Forest's Covelo Ranger District. It is a Type 3 Model 62 on an International 4900 DT466E. Photo taken in Willits, CA Oct. 5, 2002 by Jeff McD.
National Park Service Engine 10: E10 is from Redwood National Park. It is a 1990-1999 International 4800 DT466E 4x4.
R6 Engine: R6 is a USFS Ford F-Series engine. It is E5 of Siskiyou National Forest at Gold Beach Ranger Station. Photo taken Sep. 20, 2003 by Jeff McD.
Clean E-11: BDF E-11. Photo compliments of JM.
Rapid Valley: Photo compliments of ?? Whoever sent this in, please
let us know.
San Bernardino Model T: Here's a photo of the model T that Forest Service owns. Well actually it's the San Bernardino National Forest that has it. It was not an engine, but the Chief Officer's vehicle. We just decided to post all rge old vehicles together. Here's the request form if you want to use it for your local event. Photo sent in by MAW.
Angeles Antique E34 & Another View of E 34: Here are 2 photos of the old Angeles NF E-34; it was stationed at the old Newhall Ranger Station on the Saugus District for many years. It was a 1954 Ford with a 500+ cubic engine with a 5 speed transmission with a two speed rear axle and full air brakes. It had a three stage Darley high pressure pump and carried 600 gallons of water. It was subsequently transferred to the Oak Flats Station on Hwy 99 and became E-35. In 1965 it was repainted to grey and green. The door number was 308 and the Los Padres had the sister engine, #307. Only two of these engines were ever built. I don't know when they were taken out of service. Photo compliments of Dave Walizer.
Approaching Eagle Fire, Engine on Eagle Fire, Engine Crew on Eagle, Eagle at Night: Taken 5/3/04. Photographer, please resend the info. My computer crashed and I lost it. Ab.
GHR Engine 7241: Photo compliments of JB.
E-24 Flying High: Six Rivers NF E-24 on the Eldorado NF, summer of 2004. Photo compliments of YM.
NW Fire: Compliments of Doc.
E-96 at Log Springs Fire: Compliments of Ben Croft.
Crew 31: Crew 31 is my engine crew from the BLM South Fork Station. They were doing the firing operation at Kennedy Meadows during the Manter Fire. They were also on the IA of the Manter. Photo compliments of Dennis.
E-14 & E-43: Both of these engines are of Upper Lake Ranger District of Mendocino National Forest. E14 is a 1978(?)-1989 International S1800 Model 62(?) and E43 is a Ford F-Series Model 61(?). Photo taken on July 17, 2002 at Upper Lake Ranger Station. Compliments of Jeff.
G.A.I.B.: Hello, we're a volunteer association for civil defense and against wildfire, called Gruppo Avvistamento Incendi Boschivi. We're located in Italy in Tuscany in Chianti country. This is a photo of our engine with 600 Liters of water. Our website is www.gaib.it. Photo compliments of Max.
French Firefighters & French Engine?: Here are photos of some "Office National des Forêts" firefighters (the equivalent of your USDA - Forest Service) and our engine. (I think he meant engine, maybe tender? The photo name said C.C.F. 6000 Foresters Sapeurs Sides Iveco.) I work as a Forest Captain in this country. Photo compliments of Laurent Marsol.
CDF Powerwagon: 1957 CDF Dodge Power Wagon restored by myself. Photo compliments of Doug Kunst.
First Engine on Scene: This is engine 223 out of Cottonwood. He was the first engine in on this 20 acre fire. As you can see he had his work cut out for him. Photo by Andrew H.
Italian AIB Volunteers Engine: Photo compliments of Bruno Zenoni.
Ely Engine Crew on Rx: Here are some photos that my crew member took of some prescribed burns that we conducted this year on our district, BLM in Ely, Nevada. We had five plots ranging in size from 167 acres to 400 acres, and the objectives were that they wanted a mosaic burn pattern so that the sagebrush could grow back. The fuel type was pinion/juniper and sagebrush and grass. These burns were conducted in the first part of August 2004, and as you can see from the photos the burning conditions were ideal. See also the photos on the next page and on the bottom of Fire 23. Photo sent in by Nick B. (0904)
Ely Engine on Rx: Description immediately above. Photo sent in by Nick B. (0904)
Fish Creek Turnaround: Heres a picture of our engine LPF-E73 on the fish creek fire in montana in 2003. It was the only place we were able to turn around. Photo compliments of biggins.
Engine 36: E36 is a Type 3, Model 62 4x4 on a '02-'04 International 7400 DT530 chassis. It is of the Grindstone RD of Mendocino NF. Photo taken on July 23, 2004 at Stonyford Work Center. Photo compliments of Jeff.
BLM Engine: This is a BLM Type 6, Model 662 engine on a Ford F-550 XL Super Duty 4x4 chassis. It is engine 3241 at the King Range Fire Station. Photo taken on July 3, 2004. Photo compliments of Jeff.
CDF Engine 3176: My engine for 2 seasons. It's a CDF type 3 model 15. Photo compliments of Matt.
Portuguese Engine Crew: Photo compliments of Luis Soares, who is a volunteer in Zambujal, Portugal.
Aussie Engine 1&2: I am a forest fire fighter with Forestry SA and also with the State Country Fire Service in South Australia. Forestry SA is just taking delivery of it's new replacement fire trucks. They have been purpose built for us using the Australian Defence Industries (ADI) "Bush Master" armoured personnel carrier as it's base frame. It has been a three year project to turn them into a "proper" fire truck as we have very strict guide lines as far as crew haven safety goes. The fire trucks they are replacing were built for us in the early eighties by RFW in Sydney and have come to the end of their commercial life, but still are far superior than anything on the market even today. Photos compliments of Chris Hourigan.
"Faith", Engine 301 Series: The last year of good ol Faith, Engine 301. She had a long hard life starting on the Mt. Hood National Forest and ending on the Cle Elum RD in the Wenatchee National Forest.
Photos compliments of Brian W.
Haskins Creek ODF Engines: Here's a couple of engine pics for the photo archive of a new ODF type 6 and ODF type 5 for the Forest Grove Oregon Dept. of Forestry District. Enjoy! Photos compliments of Firemang (KG).
Steese Taskforce: A picture from AK last season. Boundary Fire AK, Steese Protection Taskforce. Photos compliments of Robb C.
Strike Team: Here are some photos i took on some of the fires i was on summer of '04. Photo compliments of Byron V.
'04 BLM Fire 1, 2, 3: Some pics of some of our crew this last ('04) fire season. Southwestern Zone BLM in Rock Springs WY. Photos compliments of Forestfire25.
Lava Beds E-74: The new vs the old E-74. Photo compliments of MR.
BLM Engine Crew & BLM Firing: Southwestern Zone BLM in Rock Springs WY. Photos compliments of Forestfire25.
Chino T6 Brush 62 & Chino Valley 62: This is Chino Valley Brush 62 Type 6 (just outside Prescott AZ). Chino Valley E611 Type 3, this is our reserve rig, also one of our off district wildland response units. Photos compliments of Mike Lanning.
Canada's E-104, 104 Again & Two Yukon Engines: Here are several pics of our type 4 wildland engine stationed @ the watson lake fire center. The yukon wildland fire management program has 10 of these wildland engines stationed around the 6 Yukon fire districts. Each engine is manned with a 3 person type-1 initial attack crew from April to Oct. Photos compliments of Jean Walters, District Protection Officer, Yukon Territory, Canada.
E-92: Here's a photo of an 2000 KME Type 2/3 4-Wheel Drive. It was a very active participant in the 2003 fires that burned nearly 400 homes in Cedar Glen CA. Photo compliments of JB.
Modoc E-64: Photo compliments of Jonas St John.
FWS E3063: Fish & Wildlife E3063 Type 6 @ Mohave Valley Station for Havasu Wildlife Refuge. Photo compliments of Mike Lanning.
Bocca 40, Esercitazone & Photogrupo: Nucleo Di Protezione Civile A.N.A., Squadra II° Livello Antincendi Boschivi A.N.A., -Villa D'Alme'- Bergamo - Italy Photos compliments of Dolce Gabriele in Italy.
E-264: BLM engine is our own Montana 264! Photo compliments of Dan Hauf.
3 Matts, Andy, Dan: Here are some photos of my dept. (De Luz Volunteer Fire) engine crew consisting of myself in the black 'New Yorker' helmet, firefighters Matt Hudson, Andrew Mathews and the '2 Matt's' from Mt. Laguna Volunteer Fire Department. Photo compliments of Dan Spruill.
DNM E-8 '74: Here's a NPS engine from 1974. My dad was a park ranger at several parks in the 60’s and 70’s while I was growing up, and this one pictured covered the Green River District of Dinosaur National Monument (UT), with one “fire control aid” (pictured) to maintain the engine. Staffing was just whoever worked there and showed up to run it. They had an afternoon of fire training during orientation, so that qualified them. Photo compliments of Eric Ward, Kansas Forest Service Fire Management.
CO River Indian E567: Colorado River Indian Tribe E567 Type 6 at Mohave Valley Fish & Wildlife Station. Photo compliments of Mike Lanning.
On Shinner Fire: The night pictures are from the shinner fire in arizona. Photo compliments of Dan Hauf.
Kingman E-261 & AT: from the Secret Fire in Arizona. Photo compliments of Dan H.
Harley: I couldn't believe it when I saw it. We couldn't shut down a road due to County politics, so they were letting people drive down the road during a burn this spring. The photographers name is Phil Floraday. He's a student at Ohio University. If people want to use the pic, they will have to contact me or Phil. Type 1 wrench.
Air & Ground: Air and Ground resources combined to hold the Penner fire at only 20 acres. Photo by Andrew H.
E2553 Mop Up: This is Engine 2553 Mopping up on the Penner fire. Photo by Andrew H.
Waterfall Casualty 1 & 2: Here are some pics of burnt vehicles from the infamous Waterfall fire in Carson City NV, 2004. Photo compliments of -Shep.
Walker Canyon Fire 1&2: In Washington. Pic 1 is what remains of the fire after it came over the bluff and moved to the Snake River. Pic 2 is WA-DNR Rotor 8 as it lands to get instruction and information. Photos compliments of Zimm.
USFS Platter of Lights: A USFS "platter" emergency light configuration that I have just finished restoring. This platter would have been used on trucks such as the Dodge as seen in a photo titled "FSeng 2" on the photo page of your
website, (along with other vehicles of that era). This set up consisted of a Federal Signal CJ184 combination light/siren, and two red Dietz bucket lights on either side of the CJ184. The amber lights along the front acted as the cab lights. There was also one Dietz amber bucket light to the rear of the CJ184. In the photos "FSeng 2" one can clearly see the platter, and lights.
Engines on SNC & E-411: Our team managed the Southern Nevada Complex of Fires that burned the end of June and beginning of July, '05. The complex ended up burning 708,000 acres before we handed off one of the bigger fires to a Type One Team and the remainders of ours to a Type Three for mop-up. These engine crews were part of the team effort. Photo taken by Casey Jones and sent in by Dave C.
New Meaning, All Risk?: Photo sent in by Hickman, who has a marvelous sense of humor.
CDF 4X4, 1960s: This is a late 1950's early 1960's model #4 4x4 engine stationed at "Howard Forest" Fire Station. Tank capacity is 260 or so gallons and carried a complement of hand tools and fire fighters. Photo by Leroy Zwicky and sent in by Connor.
North Valley NV Engine Burnover: You can read the report and view more photos HERE. It's a pdf file. (24-hour Briefing was posted on theysaid on 7/10.) Photo sent in by Dawn, Engine Boss.
4 Gas Fire Photos -- Approaching, Structure Involved, Whirl, Structure Lost: The Gas Fire was a wind driven grass fire that occurred in Cottonwood, Ca. One single wide mobile home was lost near the origin of the fire. The trailer had absolutely no clearance, with grass growing up and under it. The occupants escaped seconds before the fire hit the home. It was determined the fire was started by a vehicle malfunction on Interstate 5. Photos by Andrew Harp.
New South Wales Australia Series: N.S.W. rural fire service brigade. Most of the photo's are from the Canberra fires 17th Jan 2003. Photos compliments of Sharkbait.
UT Burns, Burnout in UT, UT Engine, Lookouts in WY: 3 Engine Crew photos in Utah plus lookouts on a fire in the Shoshone National Forest WY. Photos compliments of Burns B.
Ruth Lake Engine '77: For IMWTK... I worked with a Native American woman firefighter named Mary Brooks on the Mad River District of the Six Rivers NF back in 1977 and '78. She is the Mother of John Chester who still works there and the grandmother of Jaycee Chester who works there as well. It seems to me that Mary retired in fire in the early 1990's. Here is a photo of our Engine crew in 1977. Photo compliments of Diana S.
Floods n Fire: Here's one for the Biblical Plagues category: Floods and Fires (There is even a regional infestation of crickets). While the town of New Harmony, Utah was threatened by the Blue Spring fire, we drafted water from the area’s flooded roads. Targhee Engine 3-1 drafting from Ash Creek on flood-closed Forest Road during the July 2005 Blue Spring fire near Cedar City, Utah. Photo compliments of E.A.Wright.
E-711 Crew: Engine crew E-711 Dixie NF, 2005. Photo compliments of Forrest P.
AZ Fire CHF: This photo was taken at West Peak Lookout, Safford, AZ, Coronado NF. E-40 is from the Shawnee NF, Illinois. The crew was Jason Rose, Tyson Taylor, and Kyle Chambers. Photo compliments of Jason R.
British Columbia: BC Forest Service Engine. Type-4 BCFS wildland engine stationed @ the Burns Lake Fire Attack Base,BC and is staffed with a 3 person Type-1 Initial Attack crew from April to October. Photo compliments of Jean Walters.
Alburquerque- BLM Engine & WY-BLM Engine: Type - 4 heavy engine Albuquerque, NM, BLM; Type-6 engine, Wyoming, BLM. Photo compliments of Forrest P.
B-62: Brush 62, Highland fire 10/1/06. Photo compliments of C64. (BW 1006)
PCFR Mop-up: Engine- Potter County Fire and Rescue, Amarillo TX. Lots of acreage burned in TX in 2006. Photo compliments of Pat Fitzpatrick. (0406)
E-54: at Columbia Fire Tower - Eldorado Engine 54 and Clearwater Lookout Tower, Umatilla N.F., Columbia Complex 9/2/06. Photo compliments of Rob.
Shake Table Staging: Photos from the Shake Table Fire in Oregon. Compliments of Dave H.
Day Fire Along Hwy 99: Firing operation on Old Hwy 99 near Rawhide Ranch, Day Fire. Note the ever present southern California phenomena, the TV cameraman, on the left. Photo compliments of Misery Whip.
Anson (TX) VFD Burnout: Photo compliments of ??... If you sent this in last January, 06, please let us know so we can give credit.
Show Low Fire: Show Low AZ holding line. The Fire was on the Apache-Sitgraves National Forest. Burned approx 6,500 acres. In PJ, Grass under-story, and stringers of Ponderosa Pine. Photo compliments of Joseph B. (0606)
AZ State Land: Arizona State Land Engine. This one is a “reserve” run out of the Phoenix District while awaiting delivery of a new rig. Photo compliments of Todd F. (0606)
KY Engine: 4 WD 3/4 ton truck with 250 gal slide in pump, Flat Hollow Fire, South Shore, KY. Photo compliments of Tony Brew. (0606)
San Bernardino Co on Sawtooth: Photos compliments of Jo Tunnell of Junction Image Co. in Big Bear Lake. (0706)
CDF on McNally '02 & FS on McNally '02: From the McNally Fire in 2002. Photos of interagency rigs, Div Z, Cherry Hill Rd. From the incident CD. Photos sent in by SoCal CDF. (1006)
Engine Mishap: On Derby Fire. Photo sent in by Loryl B. (0906)
Burned Up: Rural Dept. engine that caught fire while flanking a spot fire on the South End Complex near Fields, Oregon. Photo compliments of Burns B. (0806)
E-2944 Slimed : Slurry hit in Central Nevada. Photo compliments of Burns B. (0806)
ENF E-63, Denny Spike 1 & 2: Engines working on the Oven and Bake Fires of the Bar Complex when most crews were stationed in Denny Spike Camp. Photos compliments of Mellie. (0806)
NJFFS Burnout with B-7, NJFFS B27 at Recovery Rd & NJ Burn, Looking North: Photos from the Warren Grove Pine Barrens Fire 5/15 - 5/18/07. Photos compliments of William (Bill) E. For more NJ Pine Barrens fire photos see Fire 33 photo page.
Engine Crew on Birdie & 2 Engines on Birdie Fire: Birdie Fire at Mormon Lake, AZ 07/08/07. Photos compliments of Drew Holliday. To view more of his work, check out his gallery: www.wildfirephotographer.com (0707)
Thomas Canyon IA Series: We arrived about 1 hour before the Thomas Canyon fire broke near the town of Winnemucca. At first it appeared an easy pick-up until the downdraft hit. The fire went from 20 acres to 300+ in about 1 minute. The picture of the big column is from Winnemucca BLM office around 1700hrs day 2 of Thomas Canyon. Photos compliments of JS. (0707)
CAL FIRE Engine series: Hawk: Cal Fire Model 25 Type 2 engine. Two photos of the Cal Fire Model 16 Type 1 Urban Interface Engine. Six photos of Cal Fire Model 34 Type 3 engine. There are 42 of them on order and will be built up in the next two years. Three photos of the Cal Fire Model 24 Type 3 engine on the tilt machine. Photos compliments of Normbc9 (0707)
E-454 Stuck: Photo compliments of BE. (0707)
Goodman Fire & Trimble Prescribed Burn:
McCloud's E-1712: Here is a pic of the McCloud Fire Department's 2006 Pierce Firehawk. It is built on a Kenworth T300 4x4 chassis with a 1250 gpm Darley pump, FoamPro 2001 and Husky CAFS. This truck is the result of a Fire Act grant and a lot of fundraising efforts. Photo compliments of RD. (1107)
Butler 2 Fire Series: Butler 2 Fire burned north of Big Bear and near Lake Arrowhead (CA-BDF-Butler2) from 091407 and was contained on 092007. Probably arson started; fuel 10 Timber (litter and understory) grass, brush and timber with lots of standing deadwood due to bark beetle; 14,039 acres burned and cost of $7,050,679. Highways 17 and 38 were closed for some time. Photos compliments of Cy. (1007)
Slide Fire Series: Slide Fire burned near Green Valley Lake near Running Springs and Lake Arrowhead (CA-BDF-Slide). Burned 12,759 acres; destroyed 272 and damaged 43 homes between 10/22; was contained 10/31/07. One of the SoCal, Fire Siege 2007 fires. Probably arson started. Photos compliments of Cy Phenice. (1107)
West TX Fire: Picture of range fire in Jones County Texas on Jan. 12, 2006. The truck belongs to the Anson Volunteer Fire Dept. Anson, Texas. Picture taken before the helicopters and planes arrived on the scene. Submitted by Shannon H. Middlebrook (0106)
ANF E-33, Model 62: The title says it all. Submitted by Lobotomy. (0208)
FL Wildland Engine: Myakka 104 (Myakka is my district), a 1994 International/Ferrara (donated by FEMA) Type 6 brush patrol/wildland engine 125/750/5(A) and 4WD. Normally only operated by 1 firefighter, and usually only used for prescribed burning and mop up on larger fires. Photo compliments of JP. (0308)
Moonlight Engine, Engine Crew: Feller buncher passing engine on Moonlight Fire PNF / LNF Sept 2007. Engine crew burning out the road. Photos compliments of ACW. (0907)
Zaca 2 Strike Team: Zaca 2 Fire on the LPF, 2007 in early-mid August. Photos compliments of ACW. (0907)
Structure Protection and Engine on North Fire: North Fire, ANF Sept 2007. Photos compliments of ACW. (0907) For more photos from ACW of the North Fire, see Engines 19, Helicopters 23 and Airtankers 24.
Day Fire Series '06: Photos compliments of Brennan. (0207)
Warm Fire Engine & Firefighter, Cherryvale on Warm, Warm Column & Cherryvale Crew: Kaibab NF, AZ '06. Photos sent in by KL. (1106)
KS Engine & KFS in Nebraska: The first one is a brand new type 6 engine at my VFD, designated Brush 2. 400 gallons, foam, and a remote control front monitor suit it quite well to the grassland fires we fight a lot of around here. The second is KFS Engine 61 and Badlands National Park E626 during a lunch break at the Soldier Creek Complex in Nebraska National Forest August of 2007. Photos compliments of Eric Ward. (1007)
Type 11 Light Engine with Real Time Mapping: Have you seen the Type 11 engines designed for retired fire management officers? Mine is going to have real-time mapping capability so I can remember where I am. Photo compliments of Fire Geek. (0408)
Prescott NF, E921 & E-32: Type 3 and Type 6 engines, respectively. Accompanies discussion on the hotlist of different types of engines: www.wildlandfire.com/hotlist/showthread.php?p=17549 Photos compliments of Mike L (0408)
Southern Fire 1 & 2: Photos from the Southern Fire, March 22-24, 2008. This was west of Phoenix near the City of Avondale, burning in the Gila River bottom. I believe the Phoenix Fire automatic aid system worked this as a second alarm brush on the 22nd, then turned it over to BLM and Arizona State Forestry. Units from the Central Arizona Wildland Response Team, other Arizona FDs, BLM, and Arizona Dept. of Corrections hand crews worked it on the 23 and 24th, contained at 200 acres. Photos compliments of Todd F. (0408)
AZ E-362: Photo of a crewmember from Arizona State Engine 362 on the Middle Fork Complex, Boise NF. August 2007. Photo compliments of AZfirefighter. (TF0408)
CA OES: Here are some shots of the new CA OES engines, these are off the same contract as the CALFIRE Model 34. The first five go in service this month (May, '08), 3 to San Diego (San Diego City, Escondido, Oceanside) and 2 to Riverside . Photo compliments of Tom. (TG0508)
E-63 at State Fair: Photo compliments of JG. (0508)
Ron Smith, Texas Canyon Hotshot Sup when he was engine crew: First photo, Ron-engine, he's second from the right. Second, Oldman-engine, he's all the way right. Photos compliments the 50th reunion CD. Sent in by FC180. (0508) For more photos of Ron, see Hancdrews 23 photo page. And see this hotlist thread of tributes to Ron. He left his mark on the next generation of wildland firefighters. (anyone know the others in the photographs? year? ab.)
Happy on Happy Camp & Engines on Happy Camp '07: Photos compliments of CH. (0508)
Engine on Sleeping Elephant Fire 1 & 2: Near Topaz Lake, NV, 7/08. Photo compliments of mike k. (0708)
Engine on Dripping Springs Fire: Soledad Canyon Area. Sent in 6/20, Las Cruces BLM. See more photos on Fire 37 photo page. Photos compliments of TMK (0608)
Model 60 "Always": The first engine in the row left to right was used in the movie by Steven Spielberg: "Always". Other models are 61 and 62. For full description see the IMWTK page and or theysaid discussion 7/18-20/08. Also "old fire engines never die" question on oldest engine. IMWTK, oldest engine. Photo compliments of Fire Geek, the Original. (0708)
Old E-1: What is the oldest wildland fire engine still in service in the Federal agencies? on IMWTK page. Old fire engines never die. Discussion on theysaid 7/22/08. Photo compliments of Fire Geek, the Original. (0708)
GA CNF Engine: This is the first wildland fire engine I ever worked on. It was I believe a Model 59 that was loaned to the Union County Fire Department in Blairsville, Georgia. The engine came from the Chattahoochee National Forest in Region 8 via the Georgia Forestry Commission. The engine had served most if not all of its career on the Brasstown Ranger District of Chattahoochee NF from 1959 to 1981. When the fire department took delivery of the engine it only had around 14,000 miles on it. I remember responding to many a fire setting in the open air jump seat behind the cab with the old growler siren clearing a path. The old engine would out pump and out climb any of our new structure engines at the time. Here's a picture of the engine in the local parade shortly after a fresh coat of paint. It has since been taken out of service (1989) and parked behind the old fire station and allowed to rust away. Photo compliments of Foam Geek. (cpro0708)
1949 International: While not fed service, here's "our" engine at our place on the Iron Cplx. Mellie says, "I'm not yet attached to her (the engine) although she's classic and functional... She's very new to our family. However, check out our New River Gorge FOBS; people are clearly a different story." Photos compliments of RPE. (0708)
Shasta Lake Burnout: A couple of shots from a burning operation near Shasta lake, 01 July 2008. Crew name unavailable. Photos compliments of Al Henkle. (0708)
Mt Lemmon E-315: Mount Lemmon Fire/Rescue's E315 was used at the Stroh Helibase (Soda Complex) in Potter Valley. It is a Type II AWD Freightliner with a compressed air foam system. Photo taken July 25, 2008; compliments of Jeff McD. (0808)
New Jersey Wildland 1-3: 2004 f450 ford 250 gallons of water all wheel drive 12k winch Hale pump custom constructed cage and body by the crews at New Jersey Forest Fire Service. This engine responds to 300 calls for service a year and covers and area of 100k acres of prime pineland area with heavy urban interface in some areas. At times, it is the first response unit to dwelling fires in rural areas, searches and police involved incidents. The engines are equipped to do fast attack knockdowns and serve as a command post for smaller incidents equipped with multiple radios cell phones chainsaws portable pumps and refreshments. Photos compliments of Quincy Jones. (0808)
Sad Engine Procession: A picture from Sunday Aug 10, 2008. It is of the memorial procession through Weaverville, CA for the last of the Iron 44 victims as they came off the hill. Shasta-Trinity N.F. vehicles surrounded the coroner van, followed by many engines from Trinity County Volunteer Fire Departments and Cal-Fire. The general public came out to watch, some even stopped eating their dinners in the local restaurants to stand by the road. Photo compliments of Prindy22. (0808)
Bridgeport Engine: Engine from the Bridgeport district, Humboldt-Toiyabe NF. Photo compliments of Mike Kidder. (0808)
Gap Fire Firing & Holding Series: Gap Fire 7/08. More Gap Fire photos on the Fire 38 photo page. Photo compliments of Craig C, OCFA. (0808)
FS Structure FF 1& 2: The incident pictured occurred in ANF E34's district on 04/23/2008. They arrived first on scene of a well involved double wide located in the Paradise Ranch Mobile Home Park. You'll notice LA County E149 who was second in, supplying them. The 1 1/2" in the front door is off E34 lead in by my partner and I on S149. Had E34 not been on scene, damage would have been much more extensive as our engine was 3 minutes behind. Photos contributed by TA. (0508)
Redlands WT & Engine: Redlands Fire Department, CA water tender and brush engine. Photo compliments of Jesse B. (0508)
IA on Juliet Fire, Camp Pendleton Series: Initial Attack on the Juliet Fire, Camp Pendleton 10/13/2008. Also some pics of IA hoselay off of Vandergrift near the Guard Post at San Luis Ray gate area. Several more pics on Fire 39 photo page. Photos compliments of Ryan J. (1008)
IA Hoselay on Juliet Fire, Camp Pendleton: Initial Attack on the Juliet Fire, Camp Pendleton 10/13/2008. Pics of IA hoselay off of Vandergrift near the Guard Post at San Luis Ray gate area. Several more pics on Fire 39 photo page. Photos compliments of Ryan J. (1008)
Scio Fire & Rescue: New Brush Truck. We just finished it in house, 2008 Ford F450 4x4, 150 gpm pump, 250 tank w/ foam, We are located on the Westside of Ann Arbor Michigan. Photo compliments of Chris S. (1008)
Tight for Mill Valley 3266: Our engine making a tight fit over a bridge at the "Paradise Fire" in Humboldt County Ca. Photo compliments of Clint. (1008)
Engine on Summit Fire & Engine on Paradise: Chief Hall on Summit fire, May, 2008. Paradise fire, July 2008. Photos compliments of Tony Leonardini. (1008)
Changing of the Guard: After 18 years of faithful service it is time for something new. The FS is trying something different, check out the rollup doors. Photo compliments of Bill. (0908)
Engine54: Ventura Fire Department Engine 54 from Station 54 in Camarillo. On Saturday morning, October 11, 2008 a small brush fire broke out in a river bottom near the 101 Freeway in Ventura. Most likely started by homeless camped in the river bottom. Photo compliments of Jamie U. (1008)
CNF E-32: New CA-CNF Engine #32. Photo compliments of JL. (1208)
CalFire Model 34: Photo of the new HME (Wyoming, MI.) produced Cal Fire Model 34 Type 3 engine. Photo compliments of Norm. (0109)
LNF E-84 Blessed! and LNF & CDF Engines: Engine 84, Lassen National Forest getting water; Joint agency Station mates LNF E-84 and CDF 2264 at first call together. Photos compliments of GdF. (0406)
PA DNR Rig: This was taken at a fire in Butler Twp, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania on 4-19-08. More photos of this fire and equipment involved in fighting it on Fire 39, Airtankers 28, and Equipment 13. Photo sent in by Trucksville Fire. (0408)
STF E-33: Engine from Piute Fire on the Sequoia NF. Eng 33 Stanislaus National Forest. Photo compliments of Rats. (0808)
BLM's E-3233: E-3233 on Sunny California's Lost Coast. Honeydew Fire 2003. Photo compliments of Jesse Knox. (0209)
AZ/CO Type 6 Strike Team: AZ-CO Type Six Strike team. Pictured are White Mountain Lake B909, Pinetop Fire B111, and Manitou Springs Brush truck. Photo compliments of JB. (0307)
1st Model 60; Prototype Model 60; Prototype Model 70: #1: (1st Model 60); The prototype Model 60, Model 60 (door # 2026, door #6006) entered service in 1968, at San Marcos Sta, LPNF, Santa Barbara RD. Taken at LPNF Wheeler Gorge (E525), June 1979; #2: (prototype Model 60): Same Old Girl, different view, 1979; #3: (prototype Model 70): The prototype Model 70, on a "Sales" Tour of R-5, 1979. If I remember correctly, this engine was from the Apache- Sitgreaves. Taken at LPNF Temescal Sta, 1975. Historical photos compliments of Pyro. (0307)
Prototype Model 70 & Prototype Model 70 & Foreman: continued from last page #4: (prototype Model 70): Same engine, showing door number; #5: (prototype Model 70 & Foreman): Same engine, place, and day, w/ Foreman. Anybody know him? Historical photos compliments of Pyro. (0309) More on Handcrews 25, Helicopters 27, Equipment 13, Engines 22.
Tanker (Engine) 535, '74: LPNF Ojai RD Tanker 535, Temescal Station, 1974. Model 50. 2WD Ford, 6 cyl gas, 5 speed manual (no synchros) w/ 2 speed splitter. 250 gal tank, 5800' hose. (The "Ojai" progressive packs weighed 74 pounds each; this was pre-lightweight hose). Historical photos compliments of Pyro. (0309)
Before weight limits for Engines: Rear view of Tanker 535, a Model 50, 11/2T Ford chassis. Each loose progressive pack weighed 74 pounds; the preconnects were heavier, being double jacketed CJRL. There's 250 gallons, and 5800 ft. of hose on board, plus tools, etc. Think she'd pass inspection now? Historical photo compliments of Pyro. (0309)
Jim Rangel & the Grey Ghost '74: Jim Rangel (Oak Flat AFPT 544, LPNF Ojai RD), taking his "Mule Operators' License" exam, at Temescal Station. Historical photo compliments of Pyro. (0309)
Piru Cnyn #1, 1974: (L-R): Bob Lanier, T545 (LP Ojai, Oak Flat Sta) Foreman; Al Moreno, P534 (LP Ojai, Temescal Sta) FPT; Stan DeLong, LP Ojai AFCO(S); & Epi Abeyta, T535 (Temescal) Foreman. Stan's not happy; Bob doesn't much care... (A kewpie doll and a lead dirigible to whoever can spot the missing detail on the engine... er, tanker) Historical photo compliments of Pyro. (0309) More on Handcrews 25, Helicopters 27, Equipment 13, Engines 22.
LPF E535, 1979: Model 56, on its way to retirement. We only had it a few months. Had spent most of its service life at Casitas Station. Temescal Foreman was Steve Decker, FEO Desmond Warren.
Model 51, LPF, E545, 1980: Model 51. Oak Flat Sta, LPNF, Ojai RD. John Forster, Capt; Jim Yearwood, FEO; Pyro, AFEO. Had 3 women, and 2 men for FF's; was a great crew.
Doilie and the Boys, Hopper Mtn, 02/81: Note the date; who says R5 doesn't have year-round season? L-R: Terry (TJ) Johnson, FF; Dave (Godfather) Beckham, FF; Tim Rogers, FF; and Mike Doyle (wearing his LP IHC t-shirt), FEO. Another great crew...
LPF E-53, 11/81: Taken at Temescal Sta, Ojai RD. This engine replaced 6006; she was a non-turboed diesel automatic; great down the highway, but a little labored off of pavement. L-R: Steve Decker, Capt; Pyro, AFEO; Juggalo, resident rug-rat; Keith Gurrola, FEO; Robert Lopez, FF; and ML Henry, FF. The keys made a great mix of backgrounds: Steve had all of his good North Zone (NOps, nowdays) hotshot and engine experience, and Keith had just come back to the LP from Prescott 'shots, after starting w/ Ojai 'shots. I was running middle-distance competitively then (which I never told them), and all those guys would run me into the dirt, daily.
LPF E535, Fillmore Xmas parade, 12/81: This rig replaced 6006 at Temescal Sta, after one season at Wheeler Gorge. Driver is Keith Gurrola, Temescal FEO; backseater is Jim (Jywood) Yearwood, Oak Flat FEO. Not shown in right seat is Steve Decker, Temescal Capt.
Jim Rangel as Smokey, 12/81: Fillmore, CA, Christmas Parade, LP E53 in background. The little critter with the Bullard and the blue vest is Todd Decker; the blond varmint with back to camera, next to Jim, is Juggalo; the little cutey next to Jug is Nikki Gurrola. Decker, Gurrola, and Yearwood in the engine.
(more coming to fill this historical page)
Jesusito Burnover 1 & 2: Photos sent in by Midland. (0509) If anyone knows who the photographer is, please let us know so we can give credit. Ab. Mellie replied: I think they were taken by Spencer Weimer (or possibly Mark Boster or Luis Sinco) of the LA Times as part of the Jesusito slideshow. They are no longer online.
Ron Topolinski; Robert Lopez; Brian Bolger: Their short story story is here. Hotlist. It's no longer at the LA Times link. Photos compliments of the Ventura Co FD.
FWS Engine Photos, 1, 2 & 3: From my past FWS South TX unit: Photos compliments of Mark R. (0509)
E-56 in Happier Days, Pre Rollover: BDF Engine 56 Rollover/ Chalk Fire. Our accident report came out and can be viewed on the lessons learned website. The photo of our engine on the bridge was a day or 2 prior to the rollover. Photos compliments of the RG. (0509)
UVFD on Jesusita: From the recent Jesusita fires, these are the men from the Ukiah Valley Fire Dist. Mendocino County California... they are from left Ryan Coolie (UVFD) Gerry Tripp ((UVFD) my husband), Assistant strike team leader from Laytonville CA. and Captain Jeff Adair (UVFD); they were at the mission staging area. Photo compliments of Mavis Tripp. (0309)
Ukiah Valley E-6460, Ukiah Valley E-6488, & Ukiah Valley E-6481: Ukiah Valley Engine 6460 on the Orr Springs fire was taken in 2005. The other 2 engines are old engines, once in service on the Ukiah Valley Fire Dist in Ukiah California. Photos compliments of Brandon Tripp. (0409)
Jarbridge Fire, NV '08: Photo compliments of Bill M. (0109)
KSF E-62: A pic of Kansas Forest Service’s newest Type 6 engine, Engine 62. Photo compliments of Eric W. (0309)
Engines on Corral Creek: Miles City, MT BLM IA Engine Module. Badger Creek Wildfire BC1 & BLM E261 Corral Creek Fire. Photo compliments of WDB. (0609)
Mineola TX Brush Truck: Mineola Unit 905, Mineola Fire Department, Mineola , TX. During the winter we fight a lot of fires in wet areas. We have solved the problem of getting stuck every time we respond. We added some modifications to our F550 and it has worked very well. Photo compliments of David Madsen. (0309)
La Brea Staging, La Brea Crew, FS Engine on La Brea & Crew: Taken during the La Brea Fire on 8/14/09. Photos compliments of Mike Meadows. (0809) Other photos by Mike Meadows of La Brea air and ground attack on Airtankers 30 and Airtankers 31, Helicopters 27, Fire 41, Fire 42 and Engines 24 photo pages. Hotlist thread
E-512 on Sugarloaf Fire: Old Station, CA. Two other photos are on Fire 42 photo page. Photo compliments of Ray Manley. (0809) The Sugarloaf Fire was part of the Hat Creek Complex, a lightning fires on the Lassen National Forest that began 8/1/09. Hotlist thread
E-307 on La Brea: ORC E307 - Fire behavior blow up that ended up losing the line on the Cuyama Valley side of te La Brea Fire. Photo compliments of stryketeam. (cc0909)
Mill Creek Station and others, 1950's: Burned in the Station Fire
of 2009. The first six were taken in either 1959 or possibly in 1960 while I
was stationed at what was then called Tie Summit on Tanker 4-6 ,of the
Valyermo RD. The last one (#7) is the Soledad Patrol station (1964) which is
long since gone.
Mill Creek Engines & Mill Creek Station after the Station Fire: The first pic is when i had my blm engine stationed at Mill Creek station (ANF) October of last year. Second pic is when i came upon the station after the Station fire burned through. It was a sad sight seeing the station burned down. Our Strike Team 11C hoisted a flag to honor the firefighters of Mill Creek station. Photos compliments of FP. (1009)
Sheep Fire 1 and 2: Sheep Fire: 9-6-09, ORC ST-1400C and USFS Crews: Firing out the line on Div-C: (Wrightwood side). Photos compliments of BrB. (1009)
CNF E-28, MCP Br2728 & Case Springs Fire Station on Camp Pendleton: The station houses CNF Engine 28 and Pendleton Brush 2728. The station is a shared use facility between the base and the forest. Attached are photos of the CNF E28, MCP Br2728 and the station office. Photos compliments of JE. (0909)
La Brea Fire "Engine Show" on the ground, Capt Covey Recons Fire, 5 photos: La Brea, ORC E-307, Orange County E-307, E-307 & SEAT, Orange County Strike Team 1400C. Photos compliments of Bruce Bailey. (0909) For more photos by Bruce, see Airtankers 32 photo page. Firefighters on the ground and in the air compliment each other's efforts.
Reconning La Brea Fire: Description above. Photo compliments of Bruce Bailey. (0909)
Truck 10: Franklin County WA, Fire District # 4, Tk 10 on the WA-MCR-Dry
Creek Complex for structure protection 8/21/09.
E-2180 and E-2169: Photo compliments of BTU Oroville Station. (1009)
E-22 & SRF E-22: Photo compliments of ML. (0210)
BLM E-3636 & E-612 & BDF E-19 on Slide Fire: New Engine (in 2007) -- CDD-BLM-E3636 on the Slide Fire; ABQ BLM E-612; BDF E-19 on Slide Fire 10/23/07. Photos compliments of FP. (0208)
Glacier Peak Wildfire, Mopping Up & Crew: Out of Wenatchee, WA. Photos compliments of Erik. (0410)
Photo of engines from Pierce '09.
Station Fire Series: Most of the pics were taken on the Angeles Forest Hwy and Angeles Crest Hwy and it was Aug. 30, 2009. Photos compliments of Jason H. (0310)
Station Fire Series: Most of the pics were taken on the Angeles Forest Hwy and Angeles Crest Hwy and it was Aug. 30, 2009. Photos compliments of Jason H. (0310)
Chalk Fire '08: Los Padres National Forest. This pic with all the buggies was taken from safety zone on the Chalk Fire LPF. Photo compliments of Rats. (0109)
Napa City Type 3: Engine 6 : City of Napa's first Type III engine. Picture taken just after delivery in Fall of '09 at Station 1. Photo compliments of GeoB -App. Spec. (Ret). (0510)
LP Crew 1977 & Marblecone Strike Team series: Photo compliment of EP. (0510)
Smokey on 4th: Fourth of July parade, 2009, Crestline, CA Photo compliments of Thomas Sharpe, BDF E11 (fyr0110)
BDF E11 on Sheep: second alarm to Sheep Fire. Photo compliments of Thomas Sharpe, BDF E11 (fyr0110)
Pendleton Fire: Pendleton Fire, in the San Bernardino National Forest near Oak Glen. hoto compliments of Thomas Sharpe, BDF E11 (fyr0110)
Hat Creek Complex, 2009: Photo compliments of RB. (0110)
SHF Model 326: We just got our new model 326 Fire engine on the Shasta-Trinity N.F, out of Big Bar. Photo compliments of Ezra. (0710)
Doug and E-53 crew in the Sierras & SNF E-53: I bet the crew would enjoy seeing this on They Said. This might have been my last class. Engine 53 Crew at Granite Creek after Doug gave them a set of CPS books and a short introduction. Edith, Campbell's dog was in attendance also. The crew was checking out the initial attack zone and roads. Photos compliments of Doug Campbell who was on his annual family campout in the Sierras. (0810)
SRF E-351, new T3 & New SRF Model 326: Fortuna Fire station on the Six Rivers NF has received a new type 3 model 326 BME engine...with the new engine numbering as well to meet national standards. Really nice engine. Photos compliments of Lead 51. (jk0810)
SRF Lineup: Fortuna Fire station on the Six Rivers NF has received a new type 3 model 326 BME engine...with the new engine numbering as well to meet national standards. Really nice engine. Photos compliments of Lead 51. (jk0810)
SHF E-334: Photo compliments of TW. (0810)
Engine on Bull Fire: CA-SQF. Fire began on 7/25/10. More Bull fire photos on Airtankers 33, Helicopters 28, Handcrew 27 and Fire 44 photo pages. Photo compliments of Polo. (0810) Hotlist thread.
Engine 281; E-4564, 1986; E-4575, 1985; E-4577, 1985; and E-4579 1986:
Trilogy Fire, CNF: June, 2011. Photo compliments of Jeff Hall, Cal Fire VIP Photographer. (0611)
SUBE by BDF and Rancho Cucamonga Fire Protection: The photos are of the last day of training at the first SUBE class that the BDF and Rancho Cucamonga Fire Protection District put on. Excellent class thanks to the excellent instruction and participation from Rancho Fire, and the BDF folks. Great example of cohesion and professionalism between a City Dept. and the Feds. The SUBE class video is posted on wildfire tube, nice job Crowder, sorry about your camera. Photos compliments of JC (0711) Description compliments of SUBE Operations. (MC0811).
Black Lightning Fire IA, 9/10/11: Photos of the CA-KRN-Black Fire, which is part of the Keene Complex. Photos compliments of Rick. (0911)
NM Loco Mtn: Reserve, New Mexico, 6/22/12 Clearwater N.F. Engine 51 (with a Storm A'brewin). Photographer Cecil Riley (Engine Boss). (0712)
FS Engine, ID: Nez Perce NF Engine. Photographer Cecil Riley. (0811)
Round Top Fire, Lochsa Fire Crew: Photographer Cecil Riley. (0512)
Idaho - Liz Butte Cabin Wrap: This fire on the North Fork Ranger District of the Nez Perce NF, 23 mi E of Pearce ID elevation 6098', began on 8/12 from lightning. (A fire photo of Liz Butte Fire and Weitas Column from 500 Road is located on Fire 47 photo page. There's a description of the fire in connection with that photo.) The Liz Butte Cabin, built in 1929, was wrapped and vegetation was thinned around it. (In the 1930s there was a 30' pole tower with a cab that is now in ruins.) Lat/Lon of the fire origin is 46.457 latitude, -115.329 longitude. (Map) The photos from 9/2011 are compliments of Cecil Riley. (0512)
Engines on CA-MVU-Chihuahua: Feel free to use the photo with the story that ran on the East County Magazine, www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/10676. The photo is from 1/4 up Chihuahua road last night (8/9/12). Lord knows, you guys are one of our many resources. Photo and story compliments of Tom and Nadin Abbott. (0812)
Eldorado Hills CA: Eldorado hills grass fire. Photo compliments of BC.
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