10/20/14 157 W, 1 I - + 6 - 1 Vintage Photo of Stony Creek Rescue Squad

Here's a great old photo passed along from a reader, that was shared on the Rocky Mount... Way Back When Facebook group, and originated from the department's Facebook group. Stoney Creek Rescue Squad of Nash County. Let's place the photo as late 1960s, what do you think? Notice the spelling of Stony as Stoney. The department is currently named Stony Creek Fire and Rescue. (Same thing happened in Wake County. Stony Hill was originally named "Stoney Hill.")

As their web site notes, the fire department was organized in 1956 and the rescue squad was created in 1959. (They were incorporated in 1979, say state records.) They ceased their fire department operations in 1994, and ceased most of their ambulance and rescue squad services in 2006. Today, they maintain a pair of ambulances staffed on a volunteer basis. Now readers, what are the makes and models of those beautiful vehicles? Click to enlarge:

Not sure about the year, but the Ford looks to be a 1969 or 1970. Could be a Superior (Stoney Creek had an affinity for Superior Coach vehicles for a while- they also had a Pontiac in the early to mid 70s) but it is hard to tell from the front, especially since some of the other Superior-esce items are not there (roof flashers, cowl lights, etc.) . The Cadillac is also a Superior and a 1962 (the parking lights indicate such). The GMC is a 1964-1966. The International is a 1958 or 1959. It is like several similar vehicles on International, GM, and Dodge chassis that were found in area rescue squads.
DJ - 10/20/14 - 18:48

Stony Hill has always been “Stony Hill” and is listed as such in our articles of incorporation. There were errors and discrepancies in the “truck doors” and old station sign painting. I think the same guy must have done the painting! As Mike would probably say… history is curiously baffling!!
A,C. Rich - 10/20/14 - 19:24

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