01/22/14 201 W, 1 I - + 3 - 3 Garner Rescue Squad's Rescue Trucks

Brief pause for hysterical historical interlude. These are the six vehicles that served as "crash trucks" for the Garner-St. Mary's Rescue Squad (as originally named). Click to enlarge:

Left to right, top to bottom are:
  1. 1960s (?) step van, former bread truck from Wonder Bread company. Nicknamed "Wonder Wagon". Delivered in 1975/76.
  2. 1970s (?) step van, former catering truck for Hickory House Restaurant, now Carolina BBQ. Delivered in/by 1977.
  3. 1984 Dodge medium-duty rescue truck. One-ton chassis, with "crawl-in" utility body by Reading (?). Bought new, with body/fittings installed by members. 
  4. 1992 International/Hackney heavy-duty rescue truck. Non walk-in body. Painted yellow-green. Bought new. Currently serving Newton Grove FD in Sampson County.
  5. 1991 Ford F-350 medium-duty rescue truck. With "crawl-in" utility body. Bought used in 2006/2007 from Saddle River Valley Rescue Squad in/near Ramsey, NJ. Painted yellow-green. Named 882. Later repainted white over dark blue. Served as back-up when "big green" was out of service, and also used for special events, such during speedway events.
  6. 2007 Spartan/EVI heavy-duty rescue truck. Non walk-in body. Painted white over dark blue. Bought new. Current serving Pumpking Center FD in Lincoln County. See posting.

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