After being bought and sold a number of times, a South St. Paul (MN) Fire Department pumper is now nicknamed “Ashes” and is available for rent by South St. Paul residents.
The truck had been restored, but vandals lit the truck on fire. Undeterred, the owners set out to repair the vehicle, and it again is back on the road as an example of South St. Paul history.
- Historic St. Paul (MN) Fire Apparatus Damaged in Possible Arson
- Pirsch Tractor-Drawn Aerial (TDA)
- 1968 Pirsch Pumper Returns as a Fire Engine Limo
The 1968 Pirsch pumper was used extensively by South St. Paul during its life there, then changing hands between history buffs and collectors until three years ago when Ashes ended up in its current home.
For more information on the rig, visit https://www.ashesfiretruck.com/.