|Mercer Island purchased this Crown Firecoach in 1964 where she served as Mercer 2.
She is powered with a Hall-Scott 935 gasoline engine with a 5-speed manual
transmission and fitted with a 1,250gpm Waterous pump and 500 gallon tank and carried
serial number F1344. After this rig was declared surplus by Mercer Island, she was sold
to the Klamath River Fire Protection District in southern Oregon. F1344 served there
for many more years and received several upgrades including new paint and fresh
chrome. After the original Hall-Scott motor threw a rod, it was determined that it would
not be viable to repair or repower a rig this old and she was sold to a collector.
|Updated June 22, 2008