It started life in 1943 serving the military, then helped fight fires to various departments around Texas before being sold privately. Now, this Chevorlet has found a home in a museum.
In 1946, one man donated $1,500 so the Round Rock Fire Department could buy the rig and his son is one of the people who helped get the truck restored after it was discovered in an old barn two years ago, Statesman.com‘s Jennifer Wisian reported.
By piecing together various accounts and records, [Fraternal Order of the Round Rock Volunteer Fire Department president Ed] Girvan was able to explain where the engine went after the Round Rock Fire Department retired it from service in 1975.
“In 1975, the engine went to serve as the first fire apparatus for the Jollyville Volunteer Fire Department, which had formed that year,” he said. “In 1980, it went to serve for the Sam Bass Volunteer Fire Company for a few years. In the mid-80s, it was sold to the private sector and lost after further sales.
“Two years ago, we found it in a barn. With the help of Sam Bass Fire Chief David Kieschnick, we brought it to Robert Behrens who, with the help of a group of people, helped restore it.”
Last weekend, Round Rock Fire Engine No. 2 was welcomed into the Firehouse Museum at Old Settlers Park.
Read the Statesman.com’s full story and see pictures here. More photos can be found on Round Rock Volunteer Fire Department’s Facebook page here.
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