face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Photos by John A. Calderone

New York City operates a fleet
of over 2000 vehicles that includes, pumpers, hose wagons, rear-mounts,
towers, tillers, rescues, command vehicles, ambulances, foam apparatus,
brush units, fireboats, numerous special units, support and service vehicles.

The New York City Update column provides news of new apparatus orders,
deliveries, assignments, re-assignments, conversions, and any other news
regarding apparatus in New York City.

New York City
is written by
face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Jack Lerch.

Those interested in the New York City Fire Department will find a wealth of information and history at
This site is "the unofficial site of the New York City Fire Department"

It is maintained
by retired firefighter Donald Van Holt.

Jack Lerch

F.A.J. Contributing Editor

Jack Lerch is an Honorary
Chief of Department, and is president of the Honorary Fire Officer's
Association. Jack also oversees the operation of the Fire Academy
Library. He has been collecting data and photographs of New York
City apparatus since 1945 and is the co-author of Wheels of the
. Jack does not sell or swap photos.

He can be contacted at