Lunken Field


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CR­1 is the crash/rescue apparatus for Lunken Airfield. It is quartered with Engine and Ladder 18 at Lunken Field and is manned twenty four hours a day by an additional Fire Apparatus Operator assigned to Ladder 18.

2015 E-One Crash Rescue
Photo G. Bredestege

2004 Freightliner/Knapheide/Municipal Garage 1250 Tank Shop #40936
The "19" on the side is the identifying number for Lunken Airport. The apparatus is assigned to the 18's house.
Photo Andy Pyott

The new Crash Rescue Vehicle for Lunken Field.
Photo Jeff Neal

1972 Dodge-Rosco 2000 tank Shop #3945 This rig is quartered at Engine 18 along with C.R. 1 and responds to aircraft emergencies at Lunken Airport.
Photo Steve Hagy

CR 1 1970 IH-Ansul 200 Light Water 1350 lbs Purple K
Photo Steve Hagy

Also stationed at Lunken was this early 1950's vintage American LaFrance crash truck. Next to this apparatus is a WWII vintage Seagrave engine. Does anyone know where the military fire station was located at Lunken?
Photo Pat Holz

1942 IH/John Bean 70 GPM HP - 500 Tank Shop #20042
It appears that this unit is on a run somewhere off of Kellogg Avenue.
Photo Steve Hagy Collection

1942 IH-John Bean High Pressure Fog Unit with a 500 gallon tank Shop #20042. Long before there was CR 1, this rig was operated by Engine 18 for protection at Lunken Airport. The U.S. Army operated at least 2 pieces of apparatus at Lunken. This piece was turned over to the CFD and still bears the military identification number on the front bumper. It is not know if Cincinnati ever operated the other military rig.
Photo Ed Effron

1932 Ford-Garrison Engineering Corp 100 lbs of DuGas Dry Chemical Agent Although not officially a CFD rig, this apparatus was operated by city owned Lunken airport. I was fortunate enough to have a DCFD firefighter find this brochure and allow me to have it becuase of this photo. If you have any additional information regarding this rig, please contact CFD History!
Photo Jeff Stauffer Collection