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By Britton W Crosby
March 2001 - Updated March 2005
18 Mack photos on this page


TOP PHOTO
Hyannis, Massachusetts Engine 5
1949 Mack L series 750 gpm pumper
Served 43 years, retiring in 1992.


Early Cape Cod Macks
A number of Macks have served the Cape Cod area over the years.
From the early 1930's to present day, Macks have proven their worth
on Cape Cod, as they have around the world.


 

Edgartown Fire Department (Martha's Vineyard) still has this
well preserved 1927 Mack Pumper.

Barnstable Fire Department's first engine
1935 Mack 500 gpm

The Bull Dog sitting on the radiator of Barnstable's 1935 Mack.

Barnstable Fire Department's first fire Engine 1 was
this 1935 Mack 500 gpm pumper.

Barnstable's 1935 Mack with West Barnstable's 1956 Ford.

The Hyannis Mack was the only Mack to serve in Hyannis.

Hyannis' 1949 Mack L 750gpm Engine 5 had a 265 gallon tank.
Shown at the 2001 Fire Prevention parade.

Hyannis' 1949 Mack Engine 5 pumping at a fire in 1980's.

Hyannis Engine 5

Hyannis Engine 5 in 1992



Hyannis Engine 5

Edgartown's 1952 Mack Engine 1 is also still in running
condition at the department's museum.

Orleans Fire Department bought this Mack C-95 series pumper in 1966.
This was the first Diesel fire engine on the Cape.

Orleans Fire Department rehabed its 1966 Mack in 1985, painting it
the department's new chrome yellow color scheme. This Engine still
serves today in reserve status as Engine 178.

The Orleans Mack C Engine 2

Orleans still operates the 1966 Mack in active reserve status.
Shown next to the 1974 Maxim aerial ladder.

 

 

Mack Fire Apparatus Pages

01 - The Mack Logo
02 - The Mack Logo
03 - Early Cape Cod Macks
04 - Cape Cod Macks
05 - Early Macks
06 - Early Macks "L" Models
07 - Early Macks "L" Models
08 - Early Macks "B" Models
09 - Mack Cab Forward "C" Models
10 - Mack Cab Forward "CF" Models
11 - Mack Cab Forward "CF" Models
12 - Mack Ladder Trucks
13 - More Mack Fire Trucks
14 - FDNY Macks
15 - Providence Macks
16 - Macks in Action
17 - Macks in Quarters

 

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