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This is a large and ongoing project. We owe a great deal of thanks to hundreds of individuals and fire departments across North America. 

If you have additional information on any of the trucks or companies featured here, please drop us a line at

We're also interested in photos. Full credit is given to the photographer. 

Please note that we don't have any particular expertise on fixing or restoring old fire trucks or access to manuals. If you're looking for technical help, here are a few suggestions:

  • For questions about the engine, drivetrain, etc., consider the type of chassis. Commercial truck manufacturers (Ford, GMC) may be able to help through their dealer network. Antique truck forums may be another source of help.
  • Most of the trucks listed here are equipped with pumps built by well-established companies like Hale, Waterous and Darley. They may be able to provide information on questions related to the operation, maintenance and repair of pumps, as well as manuals.
  • Existing fire apparatus manufacturers may be also a source of information. 
  • The Society for the Preservation and Appreciation of Antique Motor Fire Apparatus in America (SPAAMFAA) is an organization of people interested in the preservation and restoration of fire equipment. They are an excellent source of knowledge and a forum to ask questions about parts and expertise. They also have a Facebook group, which is a great place to ask questions.