Thursday, December 29, 2011

"Engine 61" to Ride Again!

We have been fortunate to work out an arrangement with CFD Local 61 to acquire their old 1958 Mack B Model fire engine. It had been a part of the union for many years and up until the early 2000's was active in their program. It has been sitting up for several years and we will restore it and return it to duty in the CFD as part of our program and to recognize the contributions of all Local 61 members over the years.

As all of you know who follow our Team, we always give our vehicles a name or number to perpetuate their history and to give them a special identity in their work in our Team. "Engine 8", "Engine 11", "Big Red", and the "Never Forget" Camaro are all examples. We believe it is fitting to call this old Mack "Engine 61" in honor of Local 61, one of the oldest Locals of the International Association of Firefighters. We hope you all agree and will follow our progress as we begin this restoration.

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