The North Port Honor Guard purchased this 1946 Seagrave Fire Truck from a local citizen. The truck was discovered during a rescue call to the seller’s house. It was then donated to the City in January, 2013 to be used during parades and other ceremonies once the restoration has been completed. CLICK HERE for photos of the truck.
It is likely at that time, that the truck will be restored by P.R.I.D.E. (Florida Prison Industry). The estimated costs are estimated at $20,000 and the North Port Honor Guard hosts multiple fund raisers annually, the biggest being the Remember the Fallen 5K Memorial Run which takes place in September.
Currently the truck’s history is being traced. There will be frequent updates so please come back often!
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“How wonderful it is to read ‘good’ news these days. Seeing a restored antique fire engine out on the highway, or traveling in a parade, gives joy and reason to remember our past history. It is a giant task restoring a retired fire truck, but an honorable one. May we all join in wishing the North Port’s Fire Department luck in this endeavor. To see a restored 1946 Seagrave, go to: www.firetruckworld.com There are photos of hundreds of other restored fire trucks as well.” — Ron Farmer via Herald Tribune online