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Marrowbone KY Fire Trucks

Marrowbone is north of Elkhorn City KY on 460/80 between Draffin and Millard.  Wiki says it’s been known at Regina, but I see Regina a couple of miles to the east.  These trucks were sitting outside the Volunteer Fire Department.  We’d smelled wood smoke coming in and saw a haze of smoke.  This is why I didn’t get a picture of an unusual truck parked in their station bay.  Just as I walked up, the volunteer fireman on duty closed the door and was hurrying off.  He said he had to go help the others fight the forest fire up the road.

This first one is a Sutphen, maybe 1993 or so.  Major unit.

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This is its badge:

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And this Ford with a 428-4V engine, maybe early 80’s:

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Some Jasper VA fire trucks

Admittedly, I don’t know a lot about fire trucks, but I take pictures of them whenever I run across them.  We were coming back from a long, tiring day of scrabbling up hillsides tracking down old coal mines in Kentucky when my buddy noticed all these trucks parked at the Jasper Volunteer Fire Department in Virginia.  As it turned out, the VFD was having training and had all their trucks out in the sun.

This is a Ford F600, 1989, I think
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Here’s the pumper control panel.  The truck was modified by EEI, out of Raleigh.
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This is a Sanford truck.  I’m not sure of the year.
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Here’s the pumper control:
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And this is a ?1984? Grumman Fire Cat.  The guys said it runs great!
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And thanks to all the men of the Volunteer Fire Dept.  They’d had a long day, but took time to talk with us.

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