Working as the Asst. Fire Marshal of Lewisville Texas taught me that firefighters love to show off their apparatuses. A massive gathering of new and old fire trucks in Spencer, NC attracted a huge gathering of families and brought out the kid in all of us.
It was an appropriately hot day to view the shiny machines designed to douse fires.
Function over flash is favored as these flat top fire trucks from 1945 illustrate.
Spectators were encouraged to climb in and on the big red machines.
Firefighters tend to have great senses of humor and patriotism.
Firetrucks have gotten bigger and much more sophisticated over the years.
Votes were cast for the best fire truck in the show. Karen and I chose the 1965 Seagrave.
The kids at this event could not have been more excited or harder to hang onto.
The Fire Truck Festival was a great event that benefited firefighters and reminded us of the sacrifices they make in coming to our rescue.