They say that all good things must come to an end. Today Tank 4 was driven out of
#1 Firehouse Dr. for the last time. It was a bittersweet moment because we spend a lot of time working on our fire apparatus, maintaining them, running to fires with them, and training with them. With that time spent working on the rigs comes an admiration for the complexity of a machine like this, its quirks, and it’s “personality” (all fire trucks have a “personality”!!!)
This rig was picked up and driven from Central States Fire Apparatus in Lyons, SD by Capt. John Hunt (ret.) and Asst. Chief Ed Walsh (ret.) they arrived in York on November 9, 1991. The truck was lettered in the firehouse by a real gold leaf artist and entered service shortly thereafter. The truck has served faithfully for 25 1/2 years, but it is time to begin a new chapter in York Village Fire history. The rig was sold to a local York person and he intends to build a dump truck out of it.