Unit : Engine 704
Year : 1966
Model : GMC HAHN750 GPM PUMPER
This 1966 GMC HAHN pumper was one of the greatest pieces of apparatus ever owned by the O.B.V.F.D.
Purchased in 1965, this engine was added to the fleet as an additional engine to assist the department in answering an ever increasing number of alarms.
Built on a V6 General Motors Chassis, this popular
cab-over-wheels design was widely utilized in the
commercial truck industry and was available from
General Motors for nearly twenty years.
This was the first of FOUR Hahn Engines our department would purchase over a twenty year period from 1965 - 1985.
We were one of the first departments in the area to buy a HAHN Motors fire apparatus.
The apparatus was not cheap, but it was considered the best that money could buy at the time. The O.B.V.F.D. always focused on buying high quality, modern, and innovative apparatus.
The Engine was delivered to the Pine Street Fire House in the spring of 1966 and immediately began front line service to every alarm until 1976 when it was replaced by Engine 707.
Following a house fire in the area of Fern and Old Stage Roads in 1976, Chief Richard L. Pray assigned Engine 704 to the newly opened Fern Road Fire House, where it would remain for the next fifteen years until its retirement with the arrival of Engine 702, the 1990 Pierce Lance.
This engine would have most likely been replaced with a newer HAHN pumper if HAHN Motors had not gone out of business the year before. Despite many orders on hand for new trucks, Hahn Motors ceased production in December of 1989, much to the dismay of everyone who owned them.
Engine 704 was sold in 1990 to a used apparatus dealer.
It was then sold to a fire company in the south, who loved it.
1966 HAHN MOTORS 750 GPM PUMPER
RETIRED JANUARY 1990