Fire Apparats Preservation Award

Indian River Vol. Fire Company

for the restoration of their​





Mack "R" Model Pumper

Engine 80-3 of the Indian River VFC, Millsboro DE is a Mack R600 model pumper. It was purchased new in 1968 at a cost of only $30,000. This rig was built by Mack in Allentown, PA and carries the following manufacture numbers: Chassis R611F Serial # T0l0. Powered by a Mack diesel engine, 5 speed manual transmission, l000GPM Waterous pump, 750 gallon booster tank, two man cab (rode on the back step back in those days) with side compartment mounted SCBA devices. This unit has been in service for 50 Years as of 7 /23/18 and only has 49,958 road miles on her and only 1952 engine pumping hours. It was refurbished by 4 Guys in Myersdale, PA

This engine is still used for, local parades, car/truck shows, public appearances for local organizations and fire prevention education programs for local schools. It is also used as a funeral caisson for fire company and ladies auxiliary members when needed.

I would like to thank President Miller and the members of the IRVFC for providing me with the information needed to do this article. All photos are courtesy of IRVFC,