Osceola Volunteer Fire Department raising funds to buy 1930 fire truck

  • Source: Osceola Sentinel-Tribune
  • Published: 10/09/2018 04:59 PM

Osceola Volunteer Fire Department purchased its first water-pumping truck in 1930 after 10 years of pushing for the truck following the death of firefighters Dick Eggleston and George Griffin during a fire on the square Oct. 8, 1917. That truck, a 1928 American LaFrance, was commissioned out of service to OVFD around 1945. As the years passed, the truck was thought to be lost to time, with no one knowing its whereabouts. That was until May 14, 2018, when the owners of the truck reached out to OVFD Captain Corey Clark. In a letter written by Clark, he describes himself as “at a loss for words. I had never heard a word about this truck.”


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