Retro Hoboken Fire Trucks

6/5/2010:

Imagine riding one of these in the snow?

I’m sure some of you caught the recent Memorial Day Parade in Hoboken. One of the props set up near the stage in front of the Elks Lodge at 10th and Washington was a retro Hoboken Fire Truck “No. 5.”

Must have been a big pain to drive that thing around during the winter, no? Hey former Hoboken Fire Chief Richard Tremitiedi – did you use this back in the day? Haha! (Just kidding)

Speaking of Rich Tremitiedi – here’s a flashback to 1994 – when NYC Fire Commissioner Howard Safir and the NYC Fire Dept donated a used fire truck to Hoboken. Interesting stuff!

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6 Comments on "Retro Hoboken Fire Trucks"

Funzone2
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Funzone2

Any of use guys remember the name of our big,dirty dalmation dog with two different colored eyes that used to ride on the seat, left of the driver? 🙄

escaped68
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spot????[quote comment=”193388″]Any of use guys remember the name of our big,dirty dalmation dog with two different colored eyes that used to ride on the seat, left of the driver? [/quote]

escaped68
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All I remember about those trucks is they were loud. They need sirens or air horns you could hear them from blocks away.

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

right funz and truth…you didnt have power steering as well..ww 1 planes didn t have windshields either..Horse and wagons?? How many men on a rig or unit..come on and u forgot bergin he drives that 50s wagon in the parades..ps cops now use glocks instead of revolvers and radio cars with pcs.get wise .yuppies have cell phones with cameras to clock all of your comrades…As the world turns.

truth1
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truth1

Rich Trem did not drive this 1932 hose wagon; however, he did drive the 1934 hose wagons at Eng. 1 and Eng. 6. Eng. 1 was located at 126 Hudson St. and Eng. 6 at 8th & Clinton Sts. The 1934 Ahrens Fox hose wagons had windshields.

Funzone2
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Funzone2

Scary. I drove that fire hose wagon for 2 years, at working fires in Hoboken when it was in service on 5th and Grand back in the 60’s

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