Archive for June 2020

Preservation work at the museum

Well, its almost the end of June, and I expected to have news to report about the CDF/CalFire Museum’s 2019 submissions to the State Library film digitization project by now. Although we were able to turn in all our materials in February before the coronavirus shutdowns hit, nothing moved any further in the work chain…

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CDF Model #5 Engine

The CDF Model #5 engine was the workhorse of the fleet for many years. With 4WD capability a 300GPM pump and 85GPM auxiliary pump, it enabled the driver to pump-and-roll either with a firefighting crew on foot, or while seated in the rear crew compartment. Equipped with a 500 gallon tank, a minimum of 1300…

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