The Brockway “Torpedo” light truck was a popular chassis for fire engine makers trying to meet the needs and budgets of small fire departments. American La France built rigs like this one to provide a quick response vehicle. It has three chemical tanks with about 150 gallons of water that could be put to immediate use on a fire. Trucks like this were ideal for couch or car fires, or brush fires.
This rig was used by the town of Lookout Mountain, Tennessee. Later it was sold to the fire department of Opa Locka, Florida, and it went eventually to the Hialeah, Florida Fire Museum. Mr. Getz purchased it at auction. It was restored by Don Hale in 1984.