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Saturday, December 16, 2006

NSFD New Rescue Unit

North Shelby Fire & Rescue

North Shelby Fire has taken delivery of a beautiful new transport unit from Wheeled Coach. The new unit, their first, is currently in service at Station 2 as Rescue 72.

I want to thank Chief O'Connor for the opportunity to take the pictures as well as Robert and Shane for showing me the unit. It was great to catch up on old times with dear friends.


Rescue 72...




























Thursday, December 14, 2006

Antique Apparatus - Part 4

Irondale Fire & Rescue

Last year, the City of Irondale reacquired the first new engine the city owned and began the process of restoring it. Chief Davis and the firefighters at Irondale put a lot of time and sweat into restoring the engine back to it's original state with help from St. Clair Correctional.

Now that the restoration is complete, Irondale has a beautiful new show-piece that, not only the fire department but, the entire city can be proud of.

The apparatus is a 1961 American LaFrance "900" Series with a 12 Cylinder Dual Ignition, "J" Series Engine, 4 Speed Manual Transmission w/ low range.

I want to say a special word of thanks to Chief Davis and Brad Doss for the tour of the apparatus and to Chief Davis for all the time he spent arranging the apparatus for the following photographs.

























































































Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Turn Back The Clock pt. 22

North Shelby Fire District - 1988

I got my start at North Shelby in 1982 as an Explorer Scout dispatcher and then a volunteer firefighter. I can honestly say that, along with two wonderful parents, the great guys at North Shelby mentored and helped make me who I am today. There is no way to put a price on their encouragement and guidance. I could never thank them enough for being the big brothers they were.

LT Bryan Reid with Cobb County Fire & Rescue sent the following pictures from when he worked at North Shelby Fire. Thank you for sharing the pictures, buddy!





Engine 73...




Engine 73...




Scott Swann, now a LT...




Station 1 from Truck 73...




Engines 71, 72 and 73...




Greg Jones in Truck 73...




Truck 73...




Greg Jones and Ken Gilliam...

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Fultondale FD Equipment

Fultondale Fire and Rescue Service

Scott Fassina, Fire Marshal and EMS Battalion Chief, with Fultondale Fire and Rescue sent the following pictures of his department's equipment and station.

Thank you, Scott, for sharing the pictures!


Station 1...




Fire Marshal : Car 441...




Engine 1...




Engine 2...




Ladder 1...




Rescue 70...




Rescue 71...




Service 4...