12/19/09 89 W, 1 I - + 10 - 5 Newport Fire Department, 1956

From Hose & Nozzle magazine, April 1956. Caption reads "Newport, N.C. firemen demonstrate their 1,200 gallon tanker, reworked from an Army-surplus gas truck." And to which the editor adds that other departments are in the process of rebuilding the same types of surplus equipment. Indeed, we saw nearly identical trucks in Wake County, on the rosters of the Cary and Sixk Forks Road fire departments. 'Twas the first rural fire apparatus for many departments at the time. Click to enlarge:

Hose & Nozzle photo

Bet that truck handled nicely
Olson - 12/20/09 - 21:06

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