Thursday, February 14, 2013

Have You Seen Me?

NAME: 1997 Simon-LTI 85' Quint/Elevated Platform. AKA "The Beast"; AKA "Old Truck #3"

LAST SEEN: Riverside, CA - 2001 or 2002

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Red apparatus with white reflective stripe running down the middle of each side. Unit is equipped with a 1250 or 1500 GPM pump. It is powered by a Detroit Series 60 engine and an Allison Automatic Transmission. Unit is also equipped with a floating "Tag Axle" on the rear axle.

DISTINGUISHING MARKS: Serial # 96-04986 or #96-040986.  Unit may have a small injury to a left rear compartment door where the knuckleheads on "A" shift cut it a little close.

CIRCUMSTANCES OF DISAPPEARANCE: Unit would likely have been purchased from an American LaFrance dealer in 2001 or 2002. Deal might have been set up through Joe Verrill, an ALF representative from ALF Los Angeles.

IF LOCATED CONTACT: Capt. Joseph R. Schmoe at


We purchased the above truck in 1997 along with a 100' tillered aerial. Frankly, the quint just didn't work out for us, so we worked a deal where ALF took it in trade for a 2001(I think) 100' tillered aerial. None of us have ever heard of it again.

I am just curious as to what ever happened to it, how it worked out and where it is now. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance,



  1. There's a fire apparatus forum that I'm active on. I posted your request there.,11090.0.html

  2. Found your truck.,11090.msg79778.html#msg79778

  3. Additional info from their Facebook page:

  4. Dang Joe, That was FAAAAAASSST! I come home from the desert last night and found that the mystery was solved. Thanks for your help in this!