Antique Fire Apparatus will be on Display in Rhode Island

Fifty to sixty antique fire engines, dating back as far as 1921, will be on display during the Antique Fire Apparatus and Equipment Show in Rhode Island.

They weren’t the fastest cars on the road — their average speed was around 40 miles per hour. They were actively used by district departments to help fight fires in parts of Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

In addition to the beautiful vehicles, the event will also include appearances by Sparky the Firedog and Smoky the Bear and an expert wood carver who will be showing off his wooden fire hydrants and trucks.

The free event is scheduled for this Sunday, June 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will be held at New England Tech in East Greenwich. For more information, visit their website here.

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