Crown Firecoach Enthusiasts Club - Southern California Chapter of SPAAMFAA

A Non-profit organization for owners and fans of the fire engines & trucks made by Crown, dedicated to preserving and appreciating the history of the Crown Firecoach

Historial Archives of the Firecoach Division of the Crown Coach Corporation of Los Angeles 



Crown Firecoach Enthusiasts November Membership Meeting

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 9:30 am

Crafton Hills College Fire Academy

Yucaipa, California

Anthony Jones works on the restoration of F-1556, a 1968 Crown Firecoach Pumper that once served the Los Angeles County F. D. as shop 49579 and ran as E76, E73 and E273.

MEETING LOCATION: Crafton Hills College Fire Academy, 11711 Sand Canyon Road, Yucaipa, CA 92399

TIME: 9:30 AM (Note, we will first hold our business meeting. The program will follow the completeion of the board meeting and election of officers).
PROGRAM: CFE member Mike Jones will make a Powerpoint presentation about the frame-up restoration of his 1968 ex LA County Crown pumper, which is nearly completed (and if it is done before the meeting date may be present for all to see - no promises at this time). Mike has taken photos of each step of this restoration. Come learn from his experience and see the amazing transformation of this Crown!

BUSINESS AGENDA: This is the annual election meeting. We will be voting for all six Director positions. Absentee ballots are available for those members who cannot attend the meeting. To vote by absentee ballot, you must REQUEST one, which you can do by sending a written request to the Nominating Committee Chair: Mike McDonald, P.O. Box 3336, Escondido, CA 92033 or via e-mail at

DIRECTIONS: From the I-10 eastbound, take the Yucaipa Blvd exit and go east to Sand Canyon Road. Turn left. See paragraph after the next one.

Coming from the I-10 westbound, exit at Live Oak Cyn/Oak Glen Rd, and after a right turn from the off ramp, immediately turn left at 14th Street (called Calimesa Blvd to the right which you will not take). Turn left onto 14th street and take it to Yucaipa Blvd and proceed up the hill (14th changes names and becomes Sand Canyon Rd).

For both, once on Sand Canyon, go up the hill to the first college entrance on the right, Campus Drive. Follow Campus Drive up and around the bend to the first parking lot on the left (Parking Lot letter I). Parking for CFE guests will be set aside here. The Fire Academy building is a the south west side of the lot. We will have signs to direct you to the meeting classroom.

QUESTIONS?: Contact is Don Beckwith  909-936-0818, or Mike Britt 909-389-7049,

NOT A MEMBER OF OUR CLUB?: SHOW UP AND ASK TO JOIN ($25/YR includes our great newseltter!)


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