|The Lynwood Fire Department purchased this Crown Snorkel in 1964 where it first served as Truck 1.
It was originally powered by a Hall-Scott 1091 gasoline engine with a 5-speed manual transmission and was fitted with a 75 foot Snorkel with pre-piped waterway and carried Crown Coach serial number F1347.
As pictured above, this Snorkel is used as a training rig for the Compton Fire Department.
Photo above shared by Brett Boukather from eBay and photos below shared by Donald Pogue.
|F1347 was heavily vandalized during the 1992 Los Angeles Riots but was still considered a viable piece of equipment to the department despite her age. She was sent to E-One where she was rebuilt, fitted with modernized lights and painted red. One of the items that E-One was unable to replace were the curved windshields unique to Crown Firecoaches.
As can be seen in the comparison photo above, the shop did a very clean job of retrofitting available windshield glass to the rig.
|F1347 in action at the 3 Alarm Lynwood High School fire which occured on January 23, 1980. Caption on the back of the photo states that the fire was contained in about 3 hours and there was a 2.5 million dollar loss to the Administration Offices, Library, and 8 Classrooms.|