"EMERGENCY!" TV SHOW ENGINE 51
The first apparatus used as Engine 51 for Emergency! was an actual LACOFD engine assigned to Fire Station 60 on the lot of Universal Studios. It has a pump producing 1250 GPM, a 935 cubic inch Hall Scott gasoline motor that can produce 195 or 215 horsepower. It was in service at Universal Studios from 1965 to about 1987 when it was placed in the care of the County of Los Angeles Fire Museum in Bellflower, California, where it resides today.
LA County Engine 60 was the Los Angeles County Fire Department's last open cab fire engine. Showing only 20,000 miles on the odometer it is the lowest mileage fire apparatus on the LACOFD. In very original condition the Musuem plans to only touch up the paint where needed and maintain this Crown in as original condition as possible.
For the first two seasons, all filming of an engine on the studio lot used this one, as it was readily available. It became Engine 51 by putting magnets or stickers over the numbers 60 on the doors and the front, making it Engine 51. A sister, Engine 127, at the Station 127 in Carson, was used when they filmed off the lot, or at the refinery, or at the old fire station. This engine is in real good original condition. It just needs some paint touch up and a little bit of chrome work.