Captain Steve Lusted of the Batavia Fire Department submitted the following:

Since you  posted an old Fire Engineering photo, I thought you might be interested in this advertisement from Nov 1949.

Originally BFD Engine 3, a 1948 American LaFrance 1000-gpm, the unit is now housed at the Aurora Fire Museum.

Fire Engineering Magazine November 1948 Batavia Fire Department American LaFrance

Alco-Lite ad from November 1949 as seen in Fire Engineering Magazine. Steve Lusted collection

American LaFrance 700 series engine

This Batavia engine, a 1948 American LaFrance 700-Series engine with 1,000-GPM pump and 500-gallon water tank was refurbished in 1956. Larry Shapiro photo

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