The new 1000-Gallon Ahrens-Fox Pumper arrived at Headquarters at 10:40 AM on August 12, 1938. It was initially intended for assignment to Station 2, but they soon found that it was too wide for the current garage doors.

The Ahrens-Fox was commission at Headquarters at 10:52 A.M. Aug. 17, 1938 and assigned to Station #1