On Tuesday March 23 3 of the 4 members of the New Engine Committee flew to Clintonville Wisconsin for a preconstruction meeting at Seagrave. The committee was scheduled to leave at 0630 but mechanical problems with the plane delayed take-off for almost 3 hours. After arriving in Green Bay the committee took the 45 minute drive to Clintonville and the Seagrave Plant. Meetings with staff of Seagrave were held for the better part of the next 3 days with some minor additions and deletions to the spec being made. Members of the Committee also toured the Seagrave manufacturing facility. Thanks to Rick Rudy from Seagrave Sales and Service and Brett Romberg of Seagrave for making this a successful trip. The committee did return to Philadelphia with a bang as one of the tires on the landing gear had a blow out just after landing. The new engine will be a 2004 Seagrave Flame with a 1250GPM Waterous pump 750 Gallons of water 10Kw Harrison Hydraulic generator cord reel and seating for 6 firefighters. This engine will replace Engine 20-3 a 1975 Seagrave that is now for sale.