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St. Paul Former Station 8 (1930- 2006)
and Apparatus (if available)

 




Photo source: Rick Carlson

 
 

101 E. 10th at n.e. cor. Minnesota

 

Station faces West

Currently (2006) used as Dept. Headquarters

Public Safety Building-Fire Headquarters

  • 1930- - Engine 8
  • 1930-1957 - Water Tower 1
  • 1930-1966 - Ladder 2
  • 1930-1970 - Squad 1
  • 1966-1979 - Snorkel 1
  • 1979- - Ladder 8

 





Photo source: Red Novecki

Engine 8 (in center),  1988 Ford-L/Custom Coupe+crew, 1000 gpm pump, 500 gal tank, Apar. Serial# 1FDYR80U5HVA67133, Shop# 201

All three 1988 Ford engines shown in front of Minnesota State Capitol Building



Photo source: Unknown

  Map of Station location from 1926 Sanborn Maps, Vol. 1, Sheet 75
Click here for a .PDF of the full map sheet  



Photo source: St. Paul Pioneer Press

  Former training tower located in the rear of Station 8 (built in 1941). The tower no longer exists.  



Photo source: Larry Phillips

Squad 1,   1935 Available/Pirsch Open Cab, 40 gal tank, Apar. Serial# 23418, Rebuilt 1951 as hose w/deck gun,

Pictured outside Station 8 Squad 1's 1935 Pirsch was assembled on an Available chassis. The rig also included a chemical booster, and was painted white.
  • Served also as:
  • Squad 2
  • Hose 8



Photo source: Richard N. Adelman

Ladder 2,   1935 Pirsch Open Cab, 85ft, Apar. Serial# 918, Tractor/trailer, Shop# 236

A delivery photo of the 1935 Peter Pirsch & Sons 85 foot aerial first assigned to Ladder 2. This was the first hydraulically operated aerial ladder purchased by St. Paul.
  • Served also as:
  • Ladder 6



Photo source: StPFD/Paul Barrett

Engine 8,   1939 Buffalo Sedan, 1000 gpm pump, Apar. Serial# A-1708  
  • Served also as:
  • Engine 20
  • Engine 13



Photo source: Robert Koetz Collection

Salvage 1,  1939 Packard Semi-open, Apar. Serial# 249431, 1929 Insurance Patrol chassis  



Photo source: Matt Lee

Engine 8,  1944 American LaFrance Semi-open, 1250 gpm pump, Apar. Serial# 8206

Delivered to Engine 8 with most things usually chromed painted white instead because of WWII conservation efforts.
  • Served also as:
  • Engine 4



Photo source: Seagrave/Richard N. Adelman

Ladder 2,   1951 Seagrave Semi-open, 100ft, Apar. Serial# F3976, Tractor/trailer, Shop# 228  
  • Served also as:
  • Ladder 9
  • Ladder 6 -> 20



Photo source: Richarf L. Heath

Engine 8,   1955 International HR-152/Howe Semi-open, 1500 gpm pump, 200 gal tank, Apar. Serial# 9705, Cab enclosed 1967, Shop# 217  
  • Served also as:
  • Engine 20
  • Engine 13



Photo source: Paul Barrett

Squad 1,   1958 Diamond-T/Olson Semi-open, 200 gpm pump, 200 gal tank, Apar. Serial# 926B0001  
  • Served also as:
  • Squad 2



Photo source: Duane Troxel Collection

Hose 8,  1958 Chevrolet/StPFD Coupe, Apar. Serial# VGN585112262, with 1935 Pirsch body, Shop# 264  



Photo source: Duane Troxel

Engine 8,   1963 FWD/General Safety Canopy Cab Frwd, 1250 gpm pump, 200 gal tank, Apar. Serial# K12464, F#: 63MET17, Shop# 207  
  • Served also as:
  • Engine 15
  • Engine 19
  • Engine 23



Photo source: Duane Troxel Collection

Ambulance 1,  1960's(ish) GMC ambulance, St. Paul FD'S first, responded to extra alarm fires only.

Former police van, converted to an ambulance



Photo source: Blaine Nodes

Snorkel 1,   1966 Ford-C/Ward LF/MAT Canopy Cab Frwd, 85ft, Mobile Aerial Towers, Shop# 227  



Photo source: Duane Troxel Collection

Snorkel 1,  1966 Ford-C/Ward LF/MAT Canopy Cab Frwd, 85ft, Mobile Aerial Towers, Shop# 227  



Photo source: David B. Freedman

Rescue Squad 1,   1968 Ford-C/Gerstenslager Enclosed Cab Frwd, ? gpm pump, 300 gal tank, Shop# 239  



Photo source: Steve A. Skaar

Ladder 8,   1979 Seagrave WR Canopy Cab Frwd, 100ft, Apar. Serial# J75250, Rear-mount, Shop# 226  
  • Served also as:
  • Ladder 14
  • Ladder 5
 



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