Beacon Hose Co. Ladder 1 is somewhat rare due to the fact that it was only 1 of 4 pieces of apparatus built by Crown in a mid-mount, 2 axle configuration.  Ladder 1 was originally built for the Costa Mesa, CA Fire Department in 1968 where she served as Ladder 3.  Carrying serial number F1569, she is fitted with a Maxim 100 foot mid-mount aerial ladder and a 5-speed manual transmission.  She was originally powered by a Waukesha gasoline engine and had an open cab.  F1569 was sold to Beacon Falls, CT in 1991 where she has been kept in meticulously good condition.  She is currently for sale by the Department.

Any inquiries can be directed to
Chief Dave Rybinski via email.