This Is Item #02452
This Seagrave Pumper comes in numbers 13, 27, 39, 44, and 45Scale: 1/64
Release: September 1997
Edition Quantity: 5,000 (each)
Philadelphia Fire Department History
1696 - As early as 1696 records were found of fire prevention laws in
1730 - In this year the most serious fire up to this time occurred. The damage
December 17, 1736 - The first organized fire company - Union Fire Company -
organized by Benjamin Franklin. Some members included Franklin, Issac Paschall,
Sam Powel, William Pawle and Sam Syme.
1808 - Leather riveted hose invented by two Philadelphia hose men.
1852 - There were in existence at this time 37 engine companies, 37 hose
companies and 2 hook and ladder companies.
1860 - The departments consists of 3,000 men, organized into ninety companies.
Equipment included 27 steam engines, 47 hand engines, 114 hose carriages, 76,338
feet of hose and 1,595 feet of ladders.
March 15, 1871 - Paid department started.
1910s - First motorized truck.
March 17, 1996 - 125th anniversary of paid department.
All Code 3 Fire
Trucks & Emergency Vehicles are:
Mint in Dome