Willys/Howe Fire Trucks
This vehicle features a "Jeep" pick-up chassis and cab manufactured by Willys Motors, Inc., with fire equipment added by Howe Fire Apparatus Company. Equipment includes a front mounted pump (500 gal. per minute Waterous Model CF-3), 150 gal. capacity water tank, hoses, and fire extinguisher. Red lights are mounted on top of the cab and left front fender.
YELL 131735-1 Willys/Howe fire truck in the museum collection.
YELL 131735-2 One of the Yellowstone Willys/Howe fire trucks similar to the vehicle in the museum collection showing how it might have appeared prior to modification.
YELL 131735-3 Another view of a Willys/Howe "Pumper" taken during the 1988 fires in
Did You Know?
The 1988 fires affected 793,880 acres or 36 percent of the park. Five fires burned into the park that year from adjacent public lands. The largest, the North Fork Fire, started from a discarded cigarette. It burned more than 410,000 acres.