1920 American LaFrance Fire Truck


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American LaFrance (ALF) is an American vehicle manufacturer which focuses primarily on the production of fire engines, fire aerials, and emergency apparatus such as ambulance and rescue vehicles. The company is currently based in Summerville, South Carolina
The American LaFrance Fire Engine Company was formed in 1903. Its corporate offices and manufacturing plant were in Elmira, New York. It also operated a Canadian plant in Toronto, Ontario, where it sold apparatus under the name Lafrance-Foamite, until 1971. ALF delivered its first motorized fire engine in 1907. Over the years, American LaFrance built thousands of fire trucks including chemical engines, combination pumpers, aerial ladder trucks, Aero Chief snorkel trucks, and airport crash trucks. The classical style of the American LaFrance apparatus is easily recognized

Highlights: While known mostly for hand-drawn, horse-drawn, steam, gasoline and diesel-powered fire apparatus, American LaFrance also produced passenger cars