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The Unofficial Webiste of the North Little Rock, AR
FIRE DEPARTMENT

1940 FORD PANEL TRUCK
OF THE NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR. FIRE DEPARTMENT

 
Above photo used with permission of Jake Heaton. This is a 1940 Ford Panel Truck which is
similar to the NLRFD vehicle. There is no known photo of the NLRFD '40 Ford Panel Truck.


The 1947 ISO Report indicated that the NLRFD owned a 1940 Ford Panel Truck. It was used for
delivering supplies to Fire Stations in the city, and it had a small pump and booster tank for fighting
grass fires. Department recording indicate a Ford Panel Truck with the notation "No. 5" beside
the description. The most intresting thing about this truck is an actual copy of the invoice for the
pump and booster tank that were ordered for it. The Panama Pump Company in Mississippi, which
is still in existence delivered a 6 GPM Pump and 110 Gallon Booster Tank, along with booster hose
to the NLRFD. The pump was mounted under the hood, and ran off the fan belt!

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