Our Collection

The North Charleston and American LaFrance Fire Museum and Educational Center is proud to house the largest collection of professionally restored American LaFrance fire apparatus in the country. With 18 fully restored vehicles dating back to early 1800's, the museum's collection has been valued at nearly 5 million dollars. From the 1886 Silsby Steam Pumper to the 1969 "900-Series Dominion" Pumper all the apparatus in our collection still run and can still put out a fire.

List of Vehicles

1785 - Richard Mason Hand Fire "Enjin"

1857 - Button & Blake 16-Man Hand Pumper

1886 - Silsby Steam Pumper

1911 - "Type 5" Double Tank Combination

1911 - "Type 8" Roadster

1912 - "Metropolitan" Steam Pumper

1914 - "Type 12" Pumper

1919 - American LaFrance / Ford Model T Chemical Car

1920 - "Type 40" Combination

1920 - "Type 75" Pump and Hose Car

1921 - "Type 10" Hose Wagon *

1926 - "Type 75" Triple Combination

1929 - "Type 270" Service Ladder Truck

1931 - "Type 191" Pumper with Water Tank

1932 - "Type 235" Pumper

1935 - 400-Series Pumper

1937 - Senior 400 1500 GPM Pumper *

1940 - 500-Series Pumper

1941 - 65 Foot Aerial Ladder *

1956 - 700-Series Pumper

1956 - 700-Series Pumper *

1958 - GMC Snorkel

1969 - 900-Series Dominion Pumper

1973 - Century Series Pumper *

 

* Working Collection

The museum also maintains a "working" collection. This collection consists of fire apparatus that have been donated to the museum or have been purchased. These pieces are currently housed off site and are used for parades, festivals and other functions.