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It took John Martin and me 11 weeks to take the original paint and primer off.  John painted the truck
during the last week of June, 2006.It took John Martin and me 11 weeks to take the original paint and primer off. John painted the truck during the last week of June, 2006.

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1968 Pirsch canopy cab pumper.
My first fire truck (2006)1968 Pirsch canopy cab pumper. My first fire truck (2006)

My fire trucks and their original owners: (l to r)1968 Peter Pirsch & Sons Canopy Cab Pumper; (Reading, Oh), 1978 American LaFrance Century Pumper (Franklin, Tn), 1935 Cresci & Sons Chevrolet pumper (Millville, NJ), 1966 GMC rescue, Richland, NJ, 1936 Ford rescue truck, Belchertown, MA  See more about each as well as antique ambulances and a patrol car!

Please come back often - and check out all the pages.  You'll see the 12 emergency vehicles that I have supervised the restoration of.  Along the way I've learned a lot myself and have had countless hours of help and friendship from many people. 

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