ABOUT PUMPER 1
1952 GMC Maple Leaf. Built by LaFrance-Foamite in Toronto, Ont.
It has a 250-gallon water tank.
Delivered to Deer Lake March 1, 1952. Prior to its arrival, firefighters stored hoses in homes around town and grabbed them when needed.
The truck was in service until 1999 and was taken off the road in 2000 to be refurbished, but those plans got sidelined.
In 2018, the Deer Lake town council approved a plan to finish the project.
Scott’s Transport provided a garage and two mechanics to rebuild the pumper.
Source: Deer Lake Fire Rescue