Thursday, March 28, 2024

Saturday April 6th Celebration set for city's iconic REO Speedwagon Fire Truck

Note: As a sharp eyed reader has noted below, we're a bit ahed of ourselves on the date of the Celebration. We have revised our story to reflect the proper day of April 6th for the event.

The pride of the Prince Rupert Fire Rescue Museum will be celebrated this weekend, with the public invited to a BBQ at the Museum Saturday April 6th to celebrate the 100th birthday for the REO Speed wagon Fire Truck.

The Truck served the community from 1924-1950 and was then sold off and rested at a lumber yard in Oona River, a group from the Fire Department repatriated the truck from Oona River in 1985 and began an extensive restoration project.

A wider overview of that work was provided by the PRFD yesterday through their Social Media page

The April 6th BBQ takes place from 1-4 PM at the Museum adjacent to the Fire Hall on First Avenue West.

More notes on Community events can be reviewed here.

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