Wyoming college students bring vintage fire engine back to life for good cause

  • Source: Oil City News
  • Published: 03/03/2023 12:00 AM

PHOTOS/VIDEO: It seemed like the fire engine made by American LaFrance in 1970 was completely finished with its life. After serving a fire department in Greeley, Colorado, it was sold off to a tiny mountain enclave and then again to the Frontier Refinery operation in Cheyenne. When the operation no longer had a need for the aging machine, it was moved to a field outside of town, where it sat for more than a decade. A few years ago, former Wyoming State Fire Marshal Mark Young and the Wyoming Local Assistance State Team, or LAST, started looking for an engine that could be used as a procession vehicle to carry a casket of a fallen firefighter. Young put out word he was looking for an engine, and eventually he found the 1970 American LaFrance.


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