Sunday, September 28, 2008

"Raising Engine 11" Update

Pictured above are Charleston Firefighter Support Team members Richie Denninger & Jim Zukauskas at work.

Work continues on the Engine 11 project. It is just about ready to be sent to the paint shop. We are removing all of the trim, fenders, running boards and compartments so that we can prep all of the rusted areas before painting. All of the seats and the headliner are in Grady’s Upholstery Shop in North Charleston being recovered. Special thanks to Mike Kornahrens, Louis Mulkey’s uncle, and the owner of Grady’s, who has generously given his time and talent to this part of the project. Dan Schulken, a retired Charleston firefighter, and a true artist and craftsman, has offered to lend his talent and time to reletter and restripe the truck. He has been responsible for much of the lettering and striping of Charleston fire apparatus over the years and, in fact, has done some of the work on Engine 11 in the past. We are happy to have him involved. We are truly proud of this effort and hope that it will serve as a symbol to honor our firefighters, past, present, and future. Thanks to all who have contributed financially, or with their time, to this project to date

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