Fort Washington Fire Company selling American LaFrance truck for $60K, Glenside Fire Company’s 1972 Seagrave receiving repairs

The Glenside Fire Company reported today that the 1972 Seagrave is now in the mechanic’s shop undergoing repairs.

In March 2023, the company launched a “Save the 1972 Seagrave” GoFundMe for a $38,000 engine replacement.

The fundraiser brought in $3,820 for a $40,000 goal, an amount that was supplemented by t-shirt sales.

From their announcement:

Thanks to the donations from our go fund me page, private donations and sales from the “save the 72” T-shirts the company was able to purchase a brand new Wakeshau 6 cylinder gas powered engine. We are still accepting donations towards the “Save the 72” fund and will have T-shirts available at the Glenside Arts Fest on April 20th. We would like to thank a good friend of the company, Dunne’s Towing for the transportation to Millers, and all of those who donated to save a piece of our history.

In related news, the Fort Washington Fire Company is selling a 2001 American LaFrance ladder tower for $60,000 as it recently acquired a brand new truck.

The truck for sale seats seven, has a low mileage of just under 27,000, is well maintained and has been kept in a garage. It even comes with a bell on front.

From their announcement:

2001 American LaFrance Ladder Tower with seating for 7. 93-ft mid-mount LTI (LT-93) with a rated capacity of 1,000 pounds and capable of flowing 2,000 gallons per minute from two bucket mounted monitors (1 Fog nozzle & 1 stacked tip deluge gun). Current certification of inspection expires on 9/19/24. 25 Kw generator with 2 cord reels, scene lighting, 196 feet of ground ladders, 6 Streamlight hand lights, 7 SCBA mounts, 2 air tanks for bucket air supply. Total GVWR is 73,500 pounds with 26,900 miles as is. Height 11’-1” and overall length 43’-8”
Asking Price: $60,000. Currently accepting offers from recognized emergency services organizations.
Please direct all inquiries to Timothy Schuck
215.643.1600 x 3923

“This is real gold leaf compared to newer trucks where it’s vinyl,” Upper Dublin Twp Fire Administrator Timothy Schuck told FOX29. “This was all hand done so there’s an added feature to it.”

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