Greenville (WI) First Fire Apparatus Restored

Courtesy Fire Department

Greenville has restored its first fire truck, a 1948 Ford dubbed Grandma, reports NBC 26.

The fire department posted to Facebook, “We’re excited to announce that Grandma, Greenville’s first fire engine, is back from being restored at Fabel Repair & Collision Center. And boy did they do an excellent job! Their technicians repaired mechanical and electrical issues to ensure she is safe to drive for years to come, and then their body shop went to work on repairing body damage and giving her a beautiful paint job. There were many more things they worked on but the list is too long to put here. A huge thanks goes to their team for the pride and expertise they put into this special project. The engine was delivered to our station last Tuesday to an audience of current fire & first responders and retired members who rode this truck back when it was in active service. It was special to share that moment with them and to hear stories of them fighting fires with that truck back in the day. We’re glad she’s been restored in time for our 50th anniversary which will be in 2022.”

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