Sunday, July 6, 2008


A Tribute to Charleston Firefighters

Engine 11 is a 1961 Model C85 Mack that was placed in service in the Charleston Fire Department in December, 1960. Many former and current Charleston Firefighters rode this truck during their careers. It was retired from service in early 1991 after over 30 years of service and has been in storage at Stoney’s Old Time Firehouse in Colleton County since that time.

The Charleston Firefighter Support Team had been searching for a fire engine that could be restored and used as a public fire education and event/parade truck to honor the Charleston 9 and all Charleston Firefighters, current and retired, for their dedication and service to our community.

The Team has acquired Engine 11 and is beginning a project to restore it to its original condition. Anyone wishing to contribute financially to this project can make their donations to “Raising Engine 11”, c/o Charleston Firefighter Support Team, 2090 Executive Hall Road, Suite 170, Charleston, South Carolina 29407. Anyone wishing to contribute their time and talent to help with this restoration can contact Gerald Mishoe at (843) 609-8300 or at .

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