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THE FIRE MUSEUM
Of The Unofficial Website Of the North Little Rock, AR
FIRE DEPARTMENT

1904- 2004: 100 Years of Protection and Service To The City

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1981 AMERICAN LA FRANCE 1500 GPM PUMPER "A" Of The NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR
FIRE DEPARTMENT


(Photo by Batt. Chief Lee Wilkins)

Brand of Apparatus: American La France
Year of Manufacture: 1981
Year of Delivery: 1982 (New - 1st Owner)
Stations- Apparatus Designation: 1982-1992: Station 1 - Engine 1; 1992-1995: Station 6 - Engine 6;
........................................................1995-1999: Station 10-.Engine 10- Deemed a total loss after a wreck in
........................................................March, 1999.(See below)
Specifications: 1500 GPM Pump; 500 Gallon Booster Tank; .Seating for 5; Detroit Diesel Engine,
........................................................Automatic Transmission, Booster Line on top.

Sold As Salvage from a Salvage Yard near Present Station 8.

The 1981 American La France Pumper shown here at Station 6 (below) sometime between 1992 and 1995,
is unfortunately a picture
for the museum now.  The pumper along with a "TWIN SISTER " and a 100 '
American La
France Aerial were welcome additions to the NLRFD in 1982.   One of the two pumpers
became Engine 1. (Pumper pictured on this page) It became Engine 6 in 1992 and it became Engine 10 in 1995.

     In March, 1999 the ever present danger of the Fire Service became all too apparent to the crew of 
Engine 10.  They suffered an accident (through no fault of their own) on the way to an alarm.  The pumper
ended up on its top.  (Thank GOODNESS that the firefighter had a "pocket" in which  to ride instead of
the tailboard.)  The crew survived and all returned to work. The pumper sat at the NLR City Yards
(a total loss) until the Spring of 2002, when it was sold at auction.


(Photo by Lee Clark)
  This picture shows the '81 ALF in 1992 when it had just been moved as Eng. 6.