Engine 51, which had seating for six personnel, was powered by a 350hp Detroit Diesel 6V92TA engine coupled with an Allison automatic transmission. The engine had a Waterous 1,250 g.p.m. single stage pump with a 1,000 gallon tank. There were two pre-connected 1 ¾” 200′ crosslays, one 1 ¾” 150′ rear attack line and one 2 ½” 200′ attack line. The engine carried 1, 200′ of 4″ LDH and assorted appliances.
Engine 51 key equipment features included: six (6) SCBA w/ spare cylinders, positive pressure fan, chain saw and hand tools. Engine 51 was completely refurbished in 2000 to meet the current standard for NFPA 1901 Automotive Fire Apparatus by Pierce Manufacturing in Appleton, Wisconsin. During the end of it’s service life, Engine 51 ran on brush fires and was moved to front line status as necessary, often catching working alarms.
Engine 51 was sold to a member of the fire company in December 2018.