11/06/09 97 W, 1 I - + 17 - 10 1939 Coast to Coast Fire Run

From a reader, have you ever heard about the coast-to-coast fire run of 1939? 'Twas a fire prevention promotion that began on August 12 at the World Exposition in San Francisco, where a fire was lit and a call was made to the other World's Fair in Flushing Meadows, New York. Five volunteer firemen hopped aboard a new 1939 Mack pumper and "responded." They arrived five weeks later, having traveled 5,890 miles and with stops including Philadelphia, Baltimore, Chicago, Wichita, Oklahoma City, and Los Angeles. Read this remarkable story, and see numerous pictures.

My father was one of the volunteers and he told many great stories of this adventure. A very cool thing for me and it may have had some influence on me,I am a 22 year veteran professional firefighter.
Robert Bensch - 06/19/11 - 16:04

This is an absolutely AMAZING adventure! The webpage link Mike has posted above is a must see/read! Thank you Mr. Bensch for providing us this vantage point into history!!
A.C. Rich - 06/19/11 - 17:56

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