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Apparatus: Motorized

Foam Units
San Francisco Fire Department
In Order of Purchase
1938 - 2009

Shop # Year & Manufacture Details
FW-1 1938 Ford closed-cab Express Truck carrying two mechanical foam generators and thirty-six 5 gallon cans of mechanical foam powder
  Engine: Ford 6-cylinder, 120 HP
   
  In Service Company Details
  Assignments:
    1938 - 1958  Foam Wagon 1
  1958: converted to a utility pick-up truck. Foam and foam equipment transferred to FW-2
  Assignments:
    1958 - 1963 Utility pick-up truck
(PC-1) 1963: converted to a Sand Truck and stocked with 5-gallon buckets of sand for controlling fuel spills. 
  Shop number changed to PC-1
  Assignments:
    1963 - 1967  Sand Wagon 1
    1967 Reserve
    1974 Transferred to the Toy Detail
    After 2000 Sold  

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Shop # Year & Manufacture Details
FW-2 1937 Fageol Tank Wagon
    Registration #9534  
  Engine: Hall-Scott 6-cylinder, 175 HP
  1958: converted from a Tank Wagon (TW-6) to a Foam Unit.  Stocked with all equipment from the 1938 Ford (FW-1)
   
  In Service Company Details
  Assignments: (Pre-conversion, see Tank Wagons)
    1958 - 1962 Foam Wagon 1
  1962: Equipment transferred to a 1936 American LaFrance (FW-3)
    1962 Sold  

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Shop # Year & Manufacture Details
FW-3 1936 American LaFrance "400" Series Type 412-CB
    Registration #7768  
  Engine: American LaFrance V-12, 240 HP
  1962: Conversion from an Engine (C-70) to a Foam Unit.  Pump removed. Stocked with both equipment from FW-2 and newer liquid   concentrated foam canisters and appropriate application equipment, including in line foam generators and foam nozzles, and sets of increasers and reducers
  1970: Shop number changed to 841
   
  In Service Company Details
  Assignments: (Pre-conversion, see Motorized Pumpers)
    1962-1971 Foam Wagon 1
  1971: Equipment transferred to a 1946 American LaFrance "600" Series Engine (Shop #862)
  1973: Sold at the City & County public surplus action to the four founders of the St. Francis Hook & Ladder Society

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Shop # Year & Manufacture Details
862 1946 American LaFrance "600" Series  
    Registration #8257  
  Engine: American LaFrance V-12, 240 HP
  1971: Converted from Salvage Unit #862 into a Foam Unit.  Stocked with all equipment from the 1936 American LaFrance Foam Unit, shop #841
   
  In Service Company Details
  Assignments: (Pre-conversion, see Salvage Units)
    1971 - 1986 Foam Unit 1
    1986 Sold; equipment transferred to a 1957 Van Pelt-White (Shop No. 868)

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Shop # Year & Manufacture Details
868 1957 Van Pelt-White 
    Registration #467896  
  Engine: Hall-Scott 6-cylinder, 160 HP
  1986: Converted in from Salvage Unit #868 into a Foam Unit.  Stocked with all equipment from the 1946 American LaFrance, shop #862
   
  In Service Company Details
  Assignments: (Pre-conversion, see Salvage Units)
    1986 - 1989 Foam Unit 1
  1989: Equipment transferred to new a new unit, shop #886
  1989: Returned to the configuration of a Salvage Unit and transferred to the apparatus collection of the Museum

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