The Menlo Park Fire Department purchased Engine 1 in 1979.  She is powered by a Detroit Diesel 8v92TAC paired
with an Allison Automatic transmission.  She is fitted with a 1,500gpm Waterous pump, 500 gallon tank and carries
serial number F1813.  Prior to retirement, she served as Engine 3.  When the City of Menlo Park retired this Crown
pumper, it was purchased by a fire sprinkler contractor for testing dry standpipe systems.  She was later acquired by
an equipment dealer who sold this rig on eBay in 2005.  Apparently, she was purchased by an individual who donated
her to the Baldwin Lake Volunteer Fire Department in southern California.  The Baldwin Lake Volunteers began
refurbishing this rig and they decided in mid-2006 to sell it instead as a newer rig had become available.  S
he is now
owned by a collector.
Created January 27, 2008