VIDEO: The Holyoke Fire Department is working to restore a piece of the city’s history.
“Firefighting is steeped in history and tradition and this is our, if you will, this is our connection to our forefathers that were here before us, that build the Holyoke Fire Department to what is today,” said Holyoke Fire Capt. David Rex.
If you’ve attended the Holyoke Saint Patrick’s Day Parade or the tree lighting ceremony at city hall, then you may have noticed a vintage fire engine driving down city streets. Now, plans are underway to refurbish the 1930's Mack truck to its original condition. Rex told Western Mass News that, to him, the old fire truck symbolizes simpler times.
“It was back in the day when the guys would hang in the sides and rise of the streets with the dalmatians,” Rex added.