I found myself engaged in a bit of reflection today, for various reasons. Then I stumbled across this:
I haven’t seen that video in a long time. It looks so old now. I was in Providence attending college and buffing the PFD when it was filmed. In my heart the PFD will always run a fleet of classic Macks and Maxims. They purchased their last Mack, a 1991 CF with body by Ranger, when I was a sophomore. It’s retired now. The modern rigs may be better/faster/safer, but they don’t have the same class.
My local firehouse had a matched pair with custom Fox Point crests on their noses.
Its a calm night on the porch. In the back of my mind I can still hear Ladder 8’s old Maxim diesel roaring up Brook Street.
A tip of the hat to Michael Morse. I knew I’d seen that link somewhere recently.