|The Los Angeles Fire Department purchased two identical Crown Snorkels in 1971. Pictured above is F1649,
Los Angeles City shop number 60256 which was first assigned to Wagon 9 and later assigned to Wagon 3,
serving the Downtown area during both occasions. Both were powered by Cummins 903 diesel motors with
Spicer manual transmissions and equipped with a 1,500gpm Waterous pump, 350 gallon tank, and 50 foot
Snorkel. As built, the Snorkel booms were mounted ahead of the rear axle and the apparatus featured hose
beds that were the full width of the body to hold a hose load of primarily large diameter hose.
Both of these apparatus were rebuilt in the early 1990's by the LAFD shops into triple combination pumpers
more typical of the rest of the fleet. New bodies were fabricated and 500 gallon water tanks were added.
F1649 was assigned to Engine 16 serving the community of El Sereno after being rebuilt.
|Updated March 19, 2011