Lake Hiawatha Fire Department




1939 International 


The Lake Hiawatha Board of Fire Commissioners purchased their first brand new fire truck during 1939 for $4,895.00.  This 1939 International/Sealand 500 G.P.M. Triple Combination Pumper was equipped with a 250 gallon water tank, two hard suction hoses, two booster reels, one 28 foot two-section ladder and the truck could carry 1000 feet of 2½ inch and 300 feet of 1½ inch hose.  The truck was replaced in 1961 and sold to the Birchwood Fire Department of Rockaway Township, N.J.  After many years of service, Birchwood sold the truck to 2 members of the Lake Hiawatha Fire Dept., For $1.00.  Plans to restore the truck were made, but it was later sold for scrap.


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