1969 Seagrave Model KB1000 Pumper
Engine 31 (1969), Engine 311 (1972)
In 1968 the company continued to upgrade its fire apparatus. In February of 1968 a committee was appointed to develop specifications and request bids for a new pumper. This was fairly easy as the fire company had just written specifications and purchased a new pumper the year before. After receiving and reviewing all the bids, on September 3, 1968 the fire company signed a contract with Fire Equipment Supply Company for another Seagrave Model KB1000 pumper.
The pumper was equipped with a 325 HP Waukesha gasoline engine, Spicer 5 speed transmission, Seagrave 2 stage centrifugal 1000 GPM pump, 600 gallon booster tank, rear step mounted booster reel containing 200 feet of 1 inch booster hose, 3000 watt generator, a potable monitor mounted over the pump that was supplied by a short section of 3 inch hose when mounted on the pumper, a hose bed that contained 1600 feet of 3 inch hose that was divided in half for two 800 foot lays, two 1 ½ preconnects of 150 feet and 200 feet with spare hose and one 150 foot 2 ½ inch preconnect with spare hose. In addition the pumper carried an aluminum 35 foot extension ladder, an aluminum 14 foot roof ladder and a 10 foot folding ladder. The standard complement of tools, hooks, extinguishers, smoke ejectors, hand lights and appliances were also carried.
The pumper was delivered to Bel Air in December 1969. The pumper was readied for service and answered its first alarm on December 31, 1969 for a dwelling fire on Sharon Road.
The pumper served the fire company for many years until it was deemed to need replacement. It was placed out of service on August 1, 1991 and was sold on March 3, 1992 to the Ellerslie Volunteer Fire Department of Alleghany County, Maryland.