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Tight Squeeze for Exhibit

Thursday, June 18, 2015 @ 4:00 AM


Team  works to  squeeze  vintage fire truck into  Exploration Place- photo submitted

Prince George, B.C.-  The City of Prince George is not the only one celebrating a centennial this year,  Prince George Fire Rescue  is as well, and  the Exploration Place is  preparing for an exhibit that will celebrate that fact.

The exhibit,  which will be  officially open to the public on Canada Day,  will  have  the 1928 REO Speedwagon Fire Truck  front and centre.  Getting that vehicle into the  Museum was easier said than done says Exploration Place CEO Tracy Calogheros ” “ The Firefighters Alumni along with some of the current firemen were out in force today to help us get this truck into the George Phillips Exhibit Gallery.  It would not have gotten into place without their ingenuity and muscle power!”

In addition to the  vintage firetruck,  the exhibit will also  look at the  technologies associated with fighting fires, fire safety and  some of the structural  fires that have  impacted the development of Prince George.

The exhibit coincides with the   Prince George Fire Rescue  release of a special  coffee table book.

All  proceeds from the sale of the book will  go to the Burn Fund.

Editor’s note; The story has been modified to correct a typo




That would be “REO” not REP Speedwagon Fire Truck

Editor’s note; Thanks for the ‘sharp eyes’ the correction has been made
Elaine Macdonald-Meisner

Free admission that day???

We are doing admission by donation on Canada Day and Train rides are free! The firefighters will be on hand all day for their book launch, exhibit opening and public activities too.

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