Fire Trucks at War
US Air Force Fire Apparatus 1950s
O-11A  American LaFrance  1953
O-6  White-Cardox  1956
O-6  Sterling-Cardox  1951
Type O-10 American LaFrance &
Marmon Herrington  1950
O-11  Biederman 1951
R-2  Chassis by Dodge & ACF Brill -
Oneida Body Works, 1953
R2-A  Ford 4x4, bodies by Ward
LaFrance & Marmon Herrington  
International - Darly & Central  1951
Grand Forks Air Force Base  1950s
Class 750  Duplex-Howe  1950
Model 73   Water Tanker  1952
Otis Air Force Base  1950s
Model F-7  2500 gallon
water tanker  1950s
Carswell Air Force Base  1952
Peterson AFB, 1957, O-11A, P-2751
Turner AFB, 1954
US Air Force photos from the Oxnard AFB, 1950s.
Maryland Air National Guard Martin Airport
We want to thank Jim McAlister former USAF Fire Fighter at MacDill AFB, FL for these great pictures.  
Jim now serves as a Captain for Tampa Fire Rescue.
Robert Owens served as a Air Force Firefighter at Bellows Air Force Station, HI, in the early 60s and sent along some photos.  
The 530B is a 1959 Hess Carriage Co. and carried USAF Reg 59L11.
Thanks to Robert for his service to our country and for the photos.
Tom Melton served as a Air Force firefighter and sent in these
photos from Otis AFB.  Ths 530B #68L618 was assigned to the
Bomarc missle base at Otis, 1972
Unknown Air Force firefighter at Tachikawa Airbase, Japan, 1950s.  Type 0-5, Reo-Mack crash truck appears in left photo and
Type 500, GM CCKW-Central sits in front of station.
Great view of the fire equipment at
Robins Air Force Base, 1950s
Photo sent in by Joe Carroll at Robins.

1952 International-Central 52L3781
1953 Dodge-ACF Brill-Oneida R-2 Rescue
53L8324
1954 American LaFrance O-11A
54L3355
John Bywater served with the Utah Air National Guard from April 1948 to April 1951.  During 1949 the unit attended a 6 week Air Force
Firefighter Crash Rescueman School at Lowery AFB.  John who was a crew chief on a Type O-4 crash truck sent along the above
photos.  John, thanks for the photos and for your service to our country.
Crash trucks include a International-Bean Type O-4 and Reo-Cardox Type O-1
U.S. Air Force Fire Protection
Memoirs Of An Air Force Fire Fighter
Jonnie Arzell Nolen USAF Military Fire Fighter
US Air Force Fire Odds & Ends
Don Warners DoDFire
Class 530B Fire Truck
Class 750A Ward LaFrance
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Type R-2 Rescue Truck
New Air Force Helmet
Air Force Fire Trucks In 1/35th Scale built by webmaster
Type O-11B American LaFrance
Class 500
Type R2A Rescue Truck
1950s Otis Air Force Base Fire
Not an official US Air Force site.  It is our mission at FTAW to keep the history alive.
Type O-6 White-Cardox
55L2299
The Great-Great Grandfather of todays
Air Force fire apparatus.  1917 American
LaFrance double-tank chemical truck.  
Aviation Section, Signal Corps
Type 75 Water Tender
Type O-11A American LaFrance
53L6416
Class 750A Ward LaFrance
53L74
Above photographed at Forbes AFB, KS, 1970 by webmaster
Type O-7 1951 Experimental
Kenworth-Hurst Industries
Type O-7 & O-8 Information
Type O-8 1951 Experimental
Kenworth-Hurst Industries
Type O-7 & O-8 Information
Type O-12 Marmon-Herrington
Type O-5 1944
Former Army
Class 155
Type O-1 1943
Former Army
Class 150
Type O-3 1943
Former Army
Class 135
Type O-4 1942
Former Army
Class 125
Type O-2 1940
Former Army
Class 110
Former Army Class 530
United States Air Force Type O-10 Airfield Crash Truck
"Preserving the Past for the Future"
Type O-11B American LaFrance

Andrews AFB
Class 750A Ward LaFrance
54L3130
Andrews AFB
Class 750A Ward LaFrance

Andrews AFB
Type O-11A American LaFrance
54L3357
Andrews AFB
Type O-11A American LaFrance
54L2908
Ent Air Force Base
Class 530A Reo-Howe
53L5662
Buckley Field, CO ANG
Class 500 International-Darley
52L1535
Buckley Field, CO ANG
Type O-11A American LaFrance
54L2760
Buckley Field, CO ANG
It is our privelege to present the photographs of Duane Troxel, courtesy of Steve Skaar
Class 530B Ward LaFrance
66L1467 Warren AFB, WY
Not 1950s, but we love 530Bs
Class 750A Ward LaFrance
55L2533
Lowery Air Force Base
Class 750A Ward LaFrance
55L1910
US Air Force Academy
Class 750A Ward LaFrance
56L1649
US Air Force Academy
Class 530B Hess Carriage Works
59L1
US Air Force Academy
1954 Reo- ?
Type 75 water tanker
US Air Force Academy
Class 750A Ward LaFrance
55L1911
US Air Force Academy
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Class 750A from Offutt AFB 1953
Firefighting Weasel from Offutt AFB
No Information  1953
Type O-4 at Otis AFB
Class 500 International-Darley
P-2239
Type O-11A pictured at the
American LaFrance factory 1953
R-2 Rescue Truck 53L9422
Wheeler Field
Shawn Ryan Photo
Type O-10 American LaFrance
P-292
Memphis Air Force Station
Sampson Air Force Base
Former Sampson NAS Fire Station
R-2 Rescue Truck 53L9462
Steward Air Force Base
Shawn Ryan Photo
Little Rock Air Force Base
Cannon Air Force Base
Links
Class 530A Fire Truck
Air Force Developmental Vehicles 1958
MB-3 Mack
MB-4 FWD
Schilling Air Force Base
Type O-1 Image
MA-1
Type O-5 Brockway-Mack
Lowry Air Force Base
Dionne Collection
Type O-5 Brockway-AmLaFr
Lowry Air Force Base
Dionne Collection
Type O-1 Sterling-Cardox
Lowry Air Force Base
Dionne Collection
Class 750 Duplex-Howe
Lowry Air Force Base
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1950s Lincoln Air Force Base Fire
Class 150/Type O-1 in action
Type O-5 Brockway-AmLaFr
Johnson AFB Japan
Type O-5  Kenworth-Mack
New Castle Air Force Base
Type O-3  Chev-Central
Kimpo  AFB Korea
Dionne Collection
Class 530B Reo-Firemaster
Yokota AFB Japan
Shawn Ryan Photo
We recovered these photos from our computer.  Nome Airfield.
Mike Hodgen Collection
Class 530A Reo-Howe
P-844
A trio of O-11As operating on a
drill at Turner Air Force Base
Type O-11A American LaFrance
P-2545
Turner Air Force Base
Type O-5 Kenworth-Mack
Johnson AFB Japan
Wright Patterson Air Force Base
Rigs include, O-10, O-11A, O-11B & O-12
Mark Redman Collection
Class 530B Reo-Firemaster
38th Tactical Missle Group
Hahn Airbase Germany
GM CCKW-Central Army Class 530
Far East Air Material Command
Tachikwa Airbase Japan
Dionne Collection
Type O-2 Chev-Holabird
Tachikwa Airbase Japan
Nolen Website Photo
Type O-6 White-Cardox
55L4397
Memphis Air Force Base
Class 750A Ward LaFrance
55L2106
Memphis Air Force Base
Steve Hagey Collection
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Type O-10 & Type O-5
Selfridge Air Force Base
Types, O-5, O-4, O-3, O-10
Selfridge Air Force Base
Type O-5 Kenworth-Mack
Truck is currently undergoing restoration.
Looking for a picture of this rig while
serving at Chanute AFB.
Types & Class
Air Force Photo Gallery
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1950s Loring Air Force Base
Type O-11A American LaFrance
Charleston Air Force Base
Dionne Collection
Class 750A Ward LaFrance
Charleston Air Force Base
Dionne Collection
Type O-11A AmLaFr
Wright Patterson AFB
Training burn at Warren AFB 1970
530B, O-11B & 750As
Thanks to Roy Jones for the pix
1/25 scale model of the Type O-5
Brockway-Mack
Built by Charles Rowley
We are interested in obtaining T.O.s and other material on 50s era Air Force fire apparatus.
Fire Equipment AFM 92-1 May 1958
Not included in the Type & Class Section is the Reo-Cardox
experimental Type O-1A
Type O-11A
Da Nang Vietnam Apr 65
Bien Hoa Airbase Vietnam 16 May 1965
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R-2 Information
Type O-11A AmLaFr 54L3545
NJ Air National Guard
Lowry Field WWII
Type R-2 53L2019
RAF Bentwaters
John B Smith Jr Photo
Twin Type O-11As & Crews
RAF Bentwaters
John B Smith Jr Photo
RAF Bentwaters
John B. Smith Jr. Photo
Type O-11B American LaFrance
57L2404
J.J.Wright Collection
Type O-11A American LaFrance
54L2407
PA ANG Olmsted AFB
Artwork by John Smith
Offutt Air Force Base
Is this your dad, uncle or some other member of the family?
From our unknown file, O-10 P-1799 Marmon Herrington
O-11A P-3951 AmLaFr, this P number quite different then our P postings.
Photo taken August 1955
Type O-11A
Old Navy Fire Trucks WWII
Type O-11A American LaFrance
P-2283
J.J. Wright Collection
Type O-11A 54L 69 American LaFrance
Unknown Airman
1942 International-Seagrave
Type-O4 USAF 504274
NC ANG
J.J. Wright Collection
1959 White-Cardox Type O-6  
59L977 Hanscomb AFB
Dave Osterberg Collection
Williams AFB Type O-11A
USAF 52 L 1993
1966 Ward LaFrance 530B
Aviano AB, Italy 1982
John Owens served with the 40th CEF/DEF
at Aviano and sent the photo along.
1954 American LaFrance O-11A
54L210 NC ANG
1942 Seagrave Clss 750
Seagrave  B-4245
USAF 502036
Great Falls Air Force Base, MT
Anyone want to drive this rig?
Seymour Johnson AFB
Tullin Air Force Base, Vienna, Austria, circa 1950
Rigs, O-3 & O-5
Mildenhall Air Base, 1964
A little tattered and torn
Hesse Carriage Company
Class 530 B manual
Air Force Firefighters / Fire Dogs
Air Force Fire Apparatus "1970s"
1951 AmLaFr O-10, P-103
Lockbourne  AFB, OH
Great Air Force Rig Photos by Mike Dick
USAF Class 530A
52L 101  Orlando AB
Jim Carroll Photo
USAF 530A
51L 145   Otis AFB 1959
USAF O-11A 53L8295
Otis AFB 1959
1953 AmLaFr O-11A 53L5068
Tan Son Nhut  AB VN 1963
O-10s at Dang Nang AB 1963
Above photos by Bob Brunelle USAF via Tom Whiteside USAF