ABOUT PUMPER 1

The Western Star - - LIFESTYLES -

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

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