|In 1971 the Garden Grove Fire Department purchased this 85 foot Snorkel fitted to a Pierce body mounted on a Oshkosh cab
and chassis. She served as Truck 1 and was powered by a Detroit Diesel 8v71 with an Allison Automatic transmission. She
was fitted with an 85 foot Snorkel and served as Garden Grove's only truck company for many years till she was replaced by a
tractor-drawn aerial in 1993 and became a reserve. This rig was assigned Pierce serial number 7321-C.
Crown Coach Corp. was the west coast marketing and sales agent for Pierce Fire Apparatus. These rigs were commonly
known for having Crown badges affixed to them by employees when they arrived in the Crown plant in Los Angeles for set up
prior to delivery. In this case in addition to the Crown emblems, this Snorkel received Firecoach style turn signal brackets below
the headlights for the arrow type turn signals.
|Created July 18, 2010