Friday, August 14, 2015

Vintage Fire Truck on Display in Paso Robles

"Old Mack" Vintage Fire Engine, Paso Robles, © B. Radisavljevic
"Old Mack" Vintage Fire Engine, Paso Robles
On Tuesday, August 11, Paso Robles library celebrated a Hometown Heroes Celebration on 11th Street between the library and the park. The children had been reading about those who help save lives in emergencies, and this celebration gave the children to meet these police, firemen, and other community helpers and to ask them questions and see their vehicles, etc. One of the vehicles on display, "Old Mack," built in 1944,  was borrowed from the Children's Museum in the old fire station. 

"Old Mack" Vintage Fire Engine, Paso Robles, © B. Radisavljevic
This photo shows the other side of "Old Mack" -- the side with the ladders. Get your own replica of a vintage fire truck from eBay.

Modern Fire Engine, Paso Robles, © B. Radisavljevic
For comparison, here's a current fire engine in use by the Paso Robles Fire Department that was on display at this event. Click any photo to enlarge it.

Just for fun, here's a video that I took on Pioneer Day a few years ago of a fire engine putting away its extension ladder that had been holding the flag above the street during the parade. It's fascinating seeing how the truck gets ready to roll again. Enjoy!