Published on: April 19th, 2014
A retired California fire captain celebrated his 100th birthday atop a 1914 Seagrave fire engine.
Frank Baron Jr. served in the San Diego Fire Department for 25 years, beginning in 1941, UTSanDiego.com reported.
Baron drove the 1914 Seagrave during his time with the department. The rig was in service until 1952, according to UTSanDiego.com.
The surprise birthday celebration took place Thursday at the San Diego Firehouse Museum.
“Since his 95th birthday, he’s been living to turn 100,” current firefighter Jim Atkinson, who organized the party for Baron, told UTSanDiego.com. “I’m so happy with how this turned out. His eyes lit up and the life came into his face when he walked into the room.”
Baron now has a new goal: “Now, I’m shooting for 110.”