Friday, February 17, 2006

Bon Wier's new fire truck

As we saw last year, the Bon Wier volunteer fire department's station was ripped open by a fallen tree during Hurricane Rita. The tree not only damaged the station but it crushed one of the department's two fire trucks.

Although the department was able to use a jack to make the truck drivable again, it was no longer a safe vehicle.

The volunteer fire department of Brighton Township, Penn. heard of Bon Wier's problem and donated a fully-equipped 1973 Mack fire truck to replace their damaged truck.

Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise

Both the damaged (front) and newer (background) fire trucks sit in front of the Bon Wier VFD station in Bon Wier, Texas on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006. The volunteer fire department received a fully-equipped 1973 Mack fire truck from the Brighton Township, Penn.

Fire chief Jim DuBose unhooks a donated fire truck at the VFD station in Bon Wier.

The Bon Wier VFD sign reflects off the door of a donated truck from the Brighton Township VFD.

Volunteer firefighters Carl Davis (left) and John B. Roy (right) help guide a donated fire truck off a trailer in Bon Wier.

Bon Wier volunteer firefighters take the new truck for a spin in Bon Wier.


baron said...

I somwhat miss our old fire trucks here in Kona. Not that the new ones aren't spiffy, they are, but because I could always figure out where the fire trucks went due to their leaky tanker unit. I could follow their path along side streets from the water marks spilled on the turns where it sloshed out.

Bryon Houlgrave said...

I totally agree with Baron. If I don't know where the location of a fire is, I can rely on the trails of water to tell me where they are.

Mark M. Hancock said...

Man, I've been doing it wrong. I've been chasing the smoke all along. ;-}