Massachusetts firefighters, resident restore Smokey, a 1935 antique pumper truck

  • Source: Wicked Local Easton - Metered Site
  • Published: 07/09/2020 12:00 AM

PHOTOS: Smokey, a 1935 Ford pumper truck, is back on the road thanks to Easton fire Lt. Jason Healey and resident Chuck Hurley. Smokey began its career as an Easton fire engine. During the 1970s, it was used as a brush truck and then for school visits and parades. “It was sitting in the back bay of the fire station for a long time, broken and collecting dust,” Fire Chief Kevin Partridge said. When Healey joined the Easton Fire Department five years ago he spotted Smokey in back of Station 1 on Lothrup Street. Healey has family in Kansas and Missouri who have a love for restoring antique cars. Family members in Kansas have cars from 1903 to 1925 which they would drive in parades and other events, he said. “Growing up with antique cars I love them,” he said. Healey wanted to restore Smokey and get the pumper truck back out in the community.


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