The Indio Fire Department purchased this Pierce mini-pumper through Crown in 1976.  It is a Ford F series
chassis with a Pierce body, Pierce serial number 9049-C, and equipped with a Waterous 250gpm pump and
250 gallon water tank.  After it was declared surplus by the City of Indio, this rig was purchased by the Mt.
Baldy Fire Department where it continued in service up until 2003.  It was retired in 2003 and acquired by the
California Fire Museum.  Crown did not assign this unit a serial number.
Crown Coach was the west coast dealer for Pierce Manufacturing of Appleton, WI.  It was normal for Crown to
receive Pierce apparatus at the time for set up prior to delivery and apply Crown logos to the finished product.
Created March 5, 2011