|Crown Coach serial number F1339 was this 2,000gpm pumper built for the Los Angeles City Fire Department. Built in 1963,
she was assigned LA City Shop number 60156 and served as P17 as the second part of a two piece Engine Company along
with W17 in the Warehouse District. She was fitted with a Waterous 2,000gpm pump, 400 gallon water tank and powered by
a Hall-Scott 1091 gasoline motor with a 5-speed manual transmission. Note the hosebed divided for carrying a large load of
large-diameter hose. F1339 was retired by LA City in the early 90s and donated to Mexico.
|Updated October 22, 2008
|The article below copied from the June 1965 issue of Firemen Magazine provides an excellent explanation of
how and why Los Angeles operates two piece Engine Companies.