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Civil Defense Chrysler Trailer Pumps
San Francisco Fire Department
1942 - 1974

Another addition to the Civil Defense fire service protection at the beginning of World War II was the purchase of five Chrysler trailer pumping engines.   Single-stage 500 GPM Hale centrifugal pumps were mounted on the trailers.  The units were powered by Chrysler 6 cylinder car engines.   Carried were 2 - 4 ½ inch x 15 feet hard suction hoses that allowed the pumps to draft from cisterns or the bay or hook up to hydrants.  The five Chrysler pumps were given SFFD shop numbers: 222, 226, 254, 335 and 336.

In the 1960's, the trailers were rebuilt to carry Airfoam units.  Later, these Airfoam units were placed on the 1974 Attack Hose Tenders. 

The five Chrysler trailer pumps were sold at the City and County public auctions. 

Civil Defense Auxiliary Pumping Engines
San Francisco Fire Department
1942 - 1974

Shop # Year & Manufacture Details
AUX-1  1942 Ford 1 ½ ton Civil Defense auxiliary pumper with overhead ladder rack; enclosed cab with doors
  Pump: Hale 500 GPM single-stage centrifugal skid-mount with 60 HP Ford V-8 pump motor
  Engine: Ford V-8, 60 HP
   
  In Service Company Details
  Assignments:
    1942 - 1970 Auxiliary Engine Co. No. 1
    1970 Sold

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AUX-2  1942 Ford 1 ½ ton Civil Defense auxiliary pumper with overhead ladder rack; enclosed cab with doors
  Pump: Hale 500 GPM single-stage centrifugal skid-mount with 60 HP Ford V-8 pump motor
  Engine: Ford V-8, 60 HP
   
  In Service Company Details
  Assignments:
    1942 - 1970 Auxiliary Engine Co. No. 2
    1970 Sold

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Shop # Year & Manufacture Details
AUX-3  1942 Chevrolet 1 ½ ton Civil Defense auxiliary pumper with overhead ladder rack; enclosed cab with doors
  Pump: Buffalo 500 GPM single-stage centrifugal skid-mount with 60 HP Ford V-8 pump motor
  Engine: Chevrolet 6-cylinder, 78 HP
   
  In Service Company Details
  Assignments:
    1942 - 1946 Auxiliary Engine Co. No. 3
(CF-2) 1946: Converted by the SFFD Corporation Yard Shops to a Coffee Unit with walk-in (canteen) body. Two military-surplus coffee 838 urns with built-in heating units installed.  Equipped with all mugs, utensils, and other gear from CF-1 (see Coffee Units)
  1970: Shop number changed to 838
  Assignments:
    1946-1975 Coffee Unit No. 1
  1975: Company disbanded and the apparatus transferred to the inventory of the Museum

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Shop # Year & Manufacture Details
AUX-4  1942 Chevrolet 1 ½ ton Civil Defense auxiliary pumper with overhead ladder rack; enclosed cab with doors
  Pump: Hale 500 GPM single-stage centrifugal skid-mount with 60 HP Ford V-8 pump motor
  Engine: Chevrolet 6-cylinder, 78 HP
   
  In Service Company Details
  Assignments:
    1942 - 1970 Auxiliary Engine Co. No. 4
    1970 Sold

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Shop # Year & Manufacture Details
AUX-5 1942 Chevrolet 1 ½ ton Civil Defense auxiliary pumper with overhead ladder rack; enclosed cab with doors
  Pump: Hale 500 GPM single-stage centrifugal skid-mount with 60 HP Ford V-8 pump motor
  Engine: Chevrolet 6-cylinder, 78 HP
   
  In Service Company Details
  Assignments:
    1942 - 1970 Auxiliary Engine Co. No. 5
    1970 Sold

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AUX-6 1942 Chevrolet 1 ½ ton Civil Defense auxiliary pumper with overhead ladder rack; enclosed cab with doors
  Pump: Hale 500 GPM single-stage centrifugal skid-mount with 60 HP Ford V-8 pump motor
  Engine: Chevrolet 6-cylinder, 78 HP
       
  In Service Company Details
  Assignments:
    1942 - 1970 Auxiliary Engine Co. No. 6
    1970 Sold

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Shop # Year & Manufacture Details
1942 Chevy Civil Defense 7 (1961)
1942 Chevy Civil Defense #7
Photo Taken in 1961
AUX-7 1942 Chevrolet 1 ½ ton Civil Defense auxiliary pumper with overhead ladder rack; enclosed cab with doors
  Pump: Buffalo 500 GPM single-stage centrifugal skid-mount with 60 HP Ford V-8 pump motor
  Engine: Chevrolet 6-cylinder, 78 HP  
       
  In Service Company Details  
  Assignments:  
    1942 - 1965 Auxiliary Engine Co. No. 7
    1965 Sold

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Shop # Year & Manufacture Details
AUX-8 1942 Chevrolet 1 ½ ton Civil Defense auxiliary pumper with overhead ladder rack; enclosed cab with doors
  Pump: Hale 500 GPM single-stage centrifugal skid-mount with 60 HP Ford V-8 pump motor
  Engine: Chevrolet 6-cylinder, 78 HP
       
  In Service Company Details
  Assignments:
    1942 - 1970 Auxiliary Engine Co. No. 8
    1970 Sold

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Shop # Year & Manufacture Details
AUX-9 1942 Chevrolet 1 ½ ton Civil Defense auxiliary pumper with overhead ladder rack; enclosed cab with doors
  Pump: Buffalo 500 GPM single-stage centrifugal skid-mount with 60 HP Ford V-8 pump motor
  Engine: Chevrolet 6-cylinder, 78 HP
       
  In Service Company Details
  Assignments:
    1942 - 1970 Auxiliary Engine Co. No. 9
    1970 Sold

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Shop # Year & Manufacture Details
AUX-10 1942 Chevrolet 1 ½ ton Civil Defense auxiliary pumper with overhead ladder rack; enclosed cab with doors
  Pump: Hale 500 GPM single-stage centrifugal skid-mount with 60 HP Ford V-8 pump motor
  Engine: Chevrolet 6-cylinder, 78 HP
       
  In Service Company Details
  Assignments:
    1942 - 1970 Auxiliary Engine Co. No. 10
    1970 Sold

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Shop # Year & Manufacture Details
AUX-11 1952 Chevrolet 1 ½ ton Civil Defense auxiliary pumper with overhead ladder rack; enclosed cab with doors
  Pump: Hale 500 GPM single-stage centrifugal skid-mount with 78 HP Chrysler pump motor
  Engine: Chevrolet 6-cylinder, 78 HP
       
  In Service Company Details
  Assignments:
    1942 - 1974 Auxiliary Engine Co. No. 11
    1974 Sold

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Shop # Year & Manufacture Details
AUX-12 1952 Chevrolet 1 ½ ton Civil Defense auxiliary pumper with overhead ladder rack; enclosed cab with doors
  Pump: Hale 500 GPM single-stage centrifugal skid-mount with 78 HP Chrysler pump motor
  Engine: Chevrolet 6-cylinder, 78 HP
       
  In Service Company Details
  Assignments:
    1942 - 1974 Auxiliary Engine Co. No. 12
    1974 Sold

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AUX-13 1952 Chevrolet 1 ½ ton Civil Defense auxiliary pumper with overhead ladder rack; enclosed cab with doors
  Pump: Champion 500 GPM single-stage centrifugal skid-mount with 78 HP Chrysler pump motor
  Engine: Chevrolet 6-cylinder, 78 HP
       
  In Service Company Details
  Assignments:
    1942 - 1974 Auxiliary Engine Co. No. 13
    1974 Sold

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Shop # Year & Manufacture Details
AUX-14 1952 Chevrolet 1 ½ ton Civil Defense auxiliary pumper with overhead ladder rack; enclosed cab with doors
  Pump: Hale 500 GPM single-stage centrifugal skid-mount with 60 HP Ford V-8 pump motor
  Engine: Chevrolet 6-cylinder, 78 HP
       
  In Service Company Details
  Assignments:
    1942 - 1974 Auxiliary Engine Co. No. 14
    1974 Sold

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Shop # Year & Manufacture Details
AUX-15 1952 Chevrolet 1 ½ ton Civil Defense auxiliary pumper with overhead ladder rack; enclosed cab with doors
  Pump: Hale 500 GPM single-stage centrifugal skid-mount with 78 HP Chrysler pump motor
  Engine: Chevrolet 6-cylinder, 78 HP
  1967: Converted by the City & County of San Francisco Central Shops, Fire Shop, to a Sand Truck
   
  In Service Company Details
  Assignments:
    1942 - 1974 Auxiliary Engine Co. No. 15
(PC-2) 1967: Converted to a Sand Wagon.  Hale pump, ladder rack, and hose-bed divider removed.  Stocked with 5-gallon buckets of sand from PC-1 for control of hazardous spills
  1970:   Shop number changed to 848
  Assignments:
    1967 - 1977 Sand Wagon 1
    1977 - 1984 Services Bureau
(848) 1984: Converted to Carbon Dioxide Unit from a Pollution Control Unit. (Pre-conversion, see Pollution Control Units)                             The carbon dioxide cylinders and all CO2 equipment from #805 were installed in truck bed
  Assignments:
    June 10, 1984 - July 1986 CO Unit 1
    1986 Sold

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Shop # Year & Manufacture Details
AUX-16 1952 Chevrolet 1 ½ ton Civil Defense auxiliary pumper with overhead ladder rack; enclosed cab with doors
  Pump: Hale 500 GPM single-stage centrifugal skid-mount with 60 HP Ford V-8 pump motor
  Engine: Chevrolet 6-cylinder, 78 HP
       
  In Service Company Details
  Assignments:
    1942 - 1974 Auxiliary Engine Co. No. 16
    1974 Sold

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AUX-17 1952 Chevrolet 1 ½ ton Civil Defense auxiliary pumper with overhead ladder rack; enclosed cab with doors
  Pump: Hale 500 GPM single-stage centrifugal skid-mount with 78 HP Chrysler pump motor
  Engine: Chevrolet 6-cylinder, 78 HP
       
  In Service Company Details
  Assignments:
    1942 - 1974 Auxiliary Engine Co. No. 17
    1974 Sold

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Shop # Year & Manufacture Details
AUX-18 1952 Chevrolet 1 ½ ton Civil Defense auxiliary pumper with overhead ladder rack; enclosed cab with doors
  Pump: Hale 500 GPM single-stage centrifugal skid-mount with 78 HP Chrysler pump motor
  Engine: Chevrolet 6-cylinder, 78 HP
       
  In Service Company Details
  Assignments:
    1942 - 1974 Auxiliary Engine Co. No. 18
    1974 Sold

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Shop # Year & Manufacture Details
AUX-19 1952 Chevrolet 1 ½ ton Civil Defense auxiliary pumper with overhead ladder rack; enclosed cab with doors
  Pump: Hale 500 GPM single-stage centrifugal skid-mount with 60 HP Ford pump motor
  Engine: Chevrolet 6-cylinder, 78 HP
       
  In Service Company Details
  Assignments:
    1942 - 1970 Auxiliary Engine Co. No. 19
    1970 Sold

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Shop # Year & Manufacture Details
AUX-20 1952 Chevrolet 1 ½ ton Civil Defense auxiliary pumper with overhead ladder rack; enclosed cab with doors
  Pump: Hale 500 GPM single-stage centrifugal skid-mount with 78 HP Chrysler pump motor
  Engine: Chevrolet 6-cylinder, 78 HP
       
  In Service Company Details
  Assignments:
    1942 - 1974 Auxiliary Engine Co. No. 20
    1974 Sold

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Shop # Year & Manufacture Details
AUX-21 1952 Chevrolet 1 ½ ton Civil Defense auxiliary pumper with overhead ladder rack; enclosed cab with doors
  Pump: Hale 500 GPM single-stage centrifugal skid-mount with 60 HP Ford V-8 pump motor
  Engine: Chevrolet 6-cylinder, 78 HP
       
  In Service Company Details
  Assignments:
    1942 - 1974 Auxiliary Engine Co. No. 21
    1974 Sold

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Shop # Year & Manufacture Details
AUX-22 1952 Chevrolet 1 ½ ton Civil Defense auxiliary pumper with overhead ladder rack; enclosed cab with doors
  Pump: Buffalo 500 GPM single-stage centrifugal skid-mount with 60 HP Ford V-8 pump motor
  Engine: Chevrolet 6-cylinder, 78 HP
       
  In Service Company Details
  Assignments:
    1942 - 1974 Auxiliary Engine Co. No. 22
    1974 Sold

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AUX-23 1952 Chevrolet 1 ½ ton Civil Defense auxiliary pumper with overhead ladder rack; enclosed cab with doors
  Pump: Hale 500 GPM single-stage centrifugal skid-mount with 60 HP Ford V-8 pump motor
  Engine: Chevrolet 6-cylinder, 78 HP
       
  In Service Company Details
  Assignments:
    1942 - 1974 Auxiliary Engine Co. No. 23
    1974 Sold

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AUX-24 1952 Chevrolet 1 ½ ton Civil Defense auxiliary pumper with overhead ladder rack; enclosed cab with doors
  Pump: Buffalo 500 GPM single-stage centrifugal skid-mount with 60 HP Ford pump motor
  Engine: Chevrolet 6-cylinder, 78 HP
       
  In Service Company Details
  Assignments:
    1942 - 1974 Auxiliary Engine Co. No. 23
    1974 Sold

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AUX-25 1952 Chevrolet 1 ½ ton Civil Defense auxiliary pumper with overhead ladder rack; enclosed cab with doors
  Pump: Hale 500 GPM single-stage centrifugal skid-mount with 78 HP Chrysler pump motor
  Engine: Chevrolet 6-cylinder, 78 HP
       
  In Service Company Details
  Assignments:
    1942 - 1974 Auxiliary Engine Co. No. 25
    1974 Sold

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AUX-26 1952 Chevrolet 1 ½ ton Civil Defense auxiliary pumper with overhead ladder rack; enclosed cab with doors
  Pump: Hale 500 GPM single-stage centrifugal skid-mount with 60 HP Ford V-8 pump motor
  Engine: Chevrolet 6-cylinder, 78 HP
       
  In Service Company Details
  Assignments:
    1942 - 1974 Auxiliary Engine Co. No. 25
    1974 Sold

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AUX-27 1952 Chevrolet 1 ½ ton Civil Defense auxiliary pumper with overhead ladder rack; enclosed cab with doors
  Pump: Buffalo 500 GPM single-stage centrifugal skid-mount with 60 HP Ford pump motor
  Engine: Chevrolet 6-cylinder, 78 HP
       
  In Service Company Details
  Assignments:
    1942 - 1974 Auxiliary Engine Co. No. 27
    1974 Sold

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AUX-28 1952 Chevrolet 1 ½ ton Civil Defense auxiliary pumper with overhead ladder rack; enclosed cab with doors
  Pump: Hale 500 GPM single-stage centrifugal skid-mount with 78 HP Chrysler pump motor
  Engine: Chevrolet 6-cylinder, 78 HP
       
  In Service Company Details
  Assignments:
    1942 - 1974 Auxiliary Engine Co. No. 28
    1974 Sold

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AUX-29 1952 Chevrolet 1 ½ ton Civil Defense auxiliary pumper with overhead ladder rack; enclosed cab with doors
  Pump: Hale 500 GPM single-stage centrifugal skid-mount with 78 HP Chrysler pump motor
  Engine: Chevrolet 6-cylinder, 78 HP
       
  In Service Company Details
  Assignments:
    1942 - 1970 Auxiliary Engine Co. No. 29
(858) 1971: Converted by the City and County Central Fire Shops to a Diesel Fuel Unit   Pump, ladder rack, and hose bed divider were removed.  Added: One 400 gallon diesel tank also carried one 5 gallon can of motor oil.   Shop #858 assigned to the apparatus
  Assignments:
    1971 - 1990  Diesel Fuel Unit 1

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