North Carolina fire rescue department restoring 100-year-old fire truck

  • Source: WFMY-TV CBS 2 Greensboro
  • Published: 08/26/2022 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Next November, the Kernersville Fire Rescue Department will celebrate 100 years of service in the Town of Kernersville. To help mark the day, the Fire Rescue Department is restoring a special piece of history. Over the last several months, the Department has been working to restore a 1923 American LaFrance Brockway Torpedo Fire Truck. It's the department's first fire engine and was purchased in the Summer of 1923 for $6,500. Battalion Chief Barry McLean said the Town of Kernersville helped to fund the special restoration project. "It being around for 100 years makes it special," McLean said. "It is really the only artifact, anything that we can put our hands on from day one of the fire department. That really makes it unique and the fact that it still runs, it's going to have the original engine in it."


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