Texas Fire Museum

Photos by Dave Arnold. Texas Fire Museum is located in Dallas Texas on Chalk Hill Road north of I-30.

  • Matt H (Private)
    11 years 5 months ago
    Texas Fire Museum
    One give away that it was a Dallas engine is the little tray behind the officer seat on the side. They used it put but hteir airpaks in.
  • bob huffmandocsjunkshop@aol.com (Private)
    11 years 8 months ago
    596 0050
    drove and worked this ol' truck for a good many years at the GOODWILL FIRE CO its good to see that its being put to good use in a museum anyhow.was good to see an old friend one more time thanks
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    11 years 9 months ago
    596 0018
    Tater:
    The initial post was meant to say that it is amazing that an engine of this vintage can still pump like a champ even though it is 40 plus years old. I was at this event, and this pumper did not miss a beat & was quietly humming along while drafting. I was amazed that all of the pumping engines were still fully functional even at their advanced ages. You missed a heck of a show!
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    11 years 9 months ago
    Texas Fire Museum
    This is a Ex Dallas Fox. If you look real close in the picture you can see the Red paint on the Hood. before it was painted Task force Green! This is one of 2 Ex Dallas Foxes at the Museum.
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    11 years 9 months ago
    596 9607
    EX Navy 1943 Burma Jeep(Ford) Tanker one of only three known in world. Was still in service as a front line in August of 2004 in Shive Texas.
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    11 years 9 months ago
    596 0041
    This is the WAR WAGON a 1970 P-4 from Florida.
  • Glen Wild (Private)
    11 years 9 months ago
    596 9615
    This is the old Ex Clifton Texas Rescue a 1970 GMC three door. It was once clocked by DPS doing well over 127 MPH on it was to a car wreck between Clifton and Meredian.
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    11 years 9 months ago
    596 0018
    I think he means the classic styling, and open cabs, just old school looking. I love the way it looks, and I also love how the new ones look, but its sure nice to see an oldie but a goodie like this.
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    11 years 9 months ago
    596 0018
    This is a classic pumper still doing the job it was designed to do. It sure gives me a case of "good old days syndrome" as they don't make 'em like they used to.
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    12 years 4 months ago
    Texas Fire Museum
    This truck is a model JC 750 gpm with a Waukesha model 145 GKB high output engine, It's possible that this truck was used by Dallas
    at one time. They ordered seven of these in 1948.
  • Colin (Private)
    12 years 7 months ago
    Texas Fire Museum
    A classic, too bad there aren't as many Maxim appreciators in the other states as there are in New England.


    Long Live Maxim!
    1914-1990
  • Colin (Private)
    12 years 8 months ago
    Texas Fire Museum
    They wouldn't use the pump independently, they would have a pumper or a tanker on the road drafting from a pond or using a hydrant, and hook it to the jeep.
  • Colin (Private)
    13 years 10 months ago
    Texas Fire Museum
    The segrave cab on the right looks identical to the 1946 ladder my grandfather drove as a second in ladder on the leominster massachusetts fire department in the 1970s
  • 13 years 10 months ago
    Texas Fire Museum - 1961 Ford/Gerstenslager
    Very intersting photo. They don't make them like this unit anymore.
  • Ian McColl (Private)
    14 years ago
    Texas Fire Museum
    This appears to be a M38 Military version. Willys did make a "Fire" jeep for a few years. I believe it was a CJ2A Version. The marketing strategy was for fighting brush/grass fires etc. where a 4 wheel drive vehicle was needed.