|West Covina Fire Department Engine 1 is this 1964 Crown. She is shown above being delivered
by Red Willmore (right) to Chief Wetherbee (left). She carries serial number F1354 and was
originally powered by a Hall-Scott 935 gasoline motor paired with a Spicer 5-speed manual
transmission. She is fitted with a Waterous 1,250gpm pump and 400 gallon water tank. She was
later repowered with a Mack diesel motor with a Mack 5-speed manual transmission.
|Updated September 23, 2010
|F1354 was formally retired from service by West Covina in 1991 but was adopted by the Department's Explorer program. Under
the Explorers and leadership of West Covina firefighters, she continued to be maintained and was very nicely refurbished. She saw
use until 2004 when she was sidelined with some mechanical and major electrical problems.
In July 2010, F1354 was recovered from West Covina by Bill Hoeft and Paul Krot and shipped east to Denver, Colorado to
collector Steve Carmac. Steve undertook the issues that originally sidelined the rig in 2004 and did a small scale refurbishment and
had her on display at a muster put on by the Longmont, CO Fire Department.