Body Shop Helps Preserve 1948 Fire Truck in Oklahoma

  • Source: KFAQ-AM 1170
  • Published: 09/27/2019 12:00 AM

VIDEO: A Sand Springs business is helping preserve a part of history in Hominy. A 1948 Mack Fire Truck was the first fire truck purchased by the Hominy Fire Department, 72 years ago. It needs some costly repairs, but a Sand Springs body shop is offering to restore the truck for less, to make sure it lives on for many more years. The truck has been a centerpiece in the town of Hominy for decades. "It had three miles on it when it was delivered on the train,” says Coby Surritte with the Hominy Fire Department. "All three of my children have ridden on this truck in parades. I've got pictures of me as a child." The truck was last used to fight a fire in 1992, but now it serves a new purpose. The Hominy Fire Department had the idea to fix it up and offer it to other departments to take fallen firefighters on their last ride.


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