SW Ash Street, 1971 Posted on May 12, 2021 by Vintage Portland 12 Rescue 1 unit parked in the Station 1 garage, located at 55 SW Ash Street, 1971. City of Portland (OR) Archives, Rescue 1 unit parked in station garage with inventory organized next to it, A2001-083, 1971. View this image in Efiles by clicking here. Rate this:Share this:FacebookPinterestTwitterEmailRedditLike this:Like Loading... Related
Were they putting all that stiff on the garage floor into that Rescue Unit?
I think it’s STILL parked on the street there!
Now all we need is John Gage, Roy DeSoto and hottie Dixie McCall.
What’s interesting is the buildings you can see through the windows.
Is that a paper cup dispenser on the side, by the back window? A whole new meaning to “Be Prepared”. I wonder where this truck is today.
In the Oregonian during this era, there were a number of mentions of the fire station at 55 SW Ash, with events such as “a five week course in the latest methods of fire prevention” in its auditorium (January 24, 1960, p. 18); a panel discussion on fire protection in the metropolitan area held in the third-floor auditorium of the station (April 29, 1964, p. 40), and the request for contributions for the “Toy and Joymakers” to be deposited at the station (November 12, 1966, p. 18).
There were a number of want ads advertising used vehicles to be purchased from the station, as well. In 1963, a photo appeared on page 44 of the October 23 issue picturing two adult men and a group of children proudly holding up their artwork. The cutline says: “A fire engine of their own for a day is the prize for each of these four winners in the annual Fire Prevention poster and slogan contest.” [The children got] fire engine rides to and from school Friday…. Fire Marshall James H. Riopelle and Fire Chief Dale F. Gilman are in the photo.
I remember these vehicles. I wonder why and when they were replaced?
Yes, thats papercup dispenser. That square cutout above the rear wheel is water spout.
Fire-Rescue workers get thirsty. Nowdays they carry a case of plastic bottles.
I TOLD YOU NOT PLAY WITH MATCHES
Vintage Portland what happened to the 5/11 post that never showed up?
Portland Fire and Rescue has an updated version of this vehicle type. It’s kept at Station 9, Hawthorne District. It’s known as Mobile 9.