EASTON — Chief Kevin Partridge is pleased to announce that the department’s 1935 pumper truck “Smokey” was recently the subject of a feature story on NBC 10 (WJAR) after it was restored by two Easton firefighters and a local antique car enthusiast.
The restoration project was initiated by Lt. Jason Healey who saw the engine in Easton Fire Station 1 when he joined the department a few years ago. Smokey, a 1935 Ford pumper truck was an old fire engine which was later used as a brush truck in the 1970s and as an attraction for schools and parades.
Given his interest in antique cars, Lt. Healey wanted to restore the truck and enlisted the help of Easton resident Chuck Hurley and Easton Fire Capt. Larry Blye. They began by fixing the engine’s broken fuel pump at Hurley’s business, Scoreboard Enterprises in Mansfield. After repairing the fuel pump, the truck ran once again. They also restored the wood on the sides along with several other parts of the truck.
To read the article click here: https://turnto10.com/news/local/easton-firefighter-takes-on-pet-project-restores-an-old-1935-pumper-truck