Americoin Fire Chief. Back in the late sixties/early seventies, some ambitious arcade designer had an idea to mix real water with particle board and electricity? Yes, and it worked. Go figure. The player maneuvers the fire truck's hose vertically and laterally in an effort to propel real water into illuminated windows on cue. The windows randomly light up with faux fire. The player has a few seconds to direct water into that window to earn a scoring award. Achieving a score of 10 ranks the player as a rookie whereas a score of 30 earns the rank of a captain, as displayed on the scoring screen. The game scores even without the water feature activated because the scoring is controlled by the alignment of a sensor as opposed to the water entering the proper window. The game features a windshield wiper which can be activated via a button on the console or manually via a dial. A fluorescent light illuminates the marquee and other lighting exists in the game, although none of the photos demonstrate game energized. The base of the game is easily removable, which facilitates moving the game up or down a staircase. There's a hose which runs from the fire hydrant to the fire truck, not installed on my game, at the time of the photos. This hose is for aesthetics only. The coolest thing about this particular game is that the 8-track tape is present. I think that the soundtrack involves sirens, which is pretty good bet. When I get the game running, I will post a video on youtube or vimeo because the only one currently on the internet shows a game in operation without either sound or water.
Added over 3 years ago: As of 8/28/17, the game is functioning well. The original water pump was replaced with a more powerful pump, a modification which is likely necessary for all Fire Chiefs. I just got the soundtrack running and it involves sirens and the typical mayhem at the scene of a fire. However, the 8-track player will need service to properly run the tape at the appropriate speed and the tape itself will require attention.
A few corrections to my original post: Achieving a score of 10 ranks the player as a rookie whereas a score of 50 earns the rank of a Fire Chief, with intermediary achievement levels, as displayed on the scoring screen. The game features a windshield wiper which can be activated manually via a dial. A half black light/half fluorescent light illuminates the marquee and the scenery. Standard 44 or 47 bulb lighting illuminates the faux fire and the scoreboard, although none of the photos demonstrate the game energized. Also, after posting these photos, I added the missing decorative hose affixed to the truck.