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Welcome to my website! I am a retired law enforcement officer and adjunct criminology professor who has a strong interest in antique emergency vehicles. I also have a small background in the funeral world. In this site, you will see all my ex's: Two Cadillac, one Pontiac, and one Chevy Suburban ambulance; a GMC rescue truck and a fire engine. You'll also see my current fleet: an American LaFrance fire truck, another Caddy ambulance, a 35 Chevy fire truck, and a 2001 Suburban 2500 which is the tow vehicle for the 35 Chevy. In the photo, Dr. Fred Young, VP of publications and education for the Antique Automobile Club of America visits with Anne and myself after my '35 Chevy fire engine was awarded Junior first place at the AACA winter convention in Port St. Lucie, FL (Feb. 22, 2014). Medallion promptly installed on the '35! (below)
This photo was taken near my home by John Degenhardt. John is a retired FF from Minneapolis and takes the hobby of fire equipment photography very seriously.
My '68 Peter Pirsch & Sons Canopy Cab Pumper and my '35 Chevy fire truck mfg by Anthony Cresci & Sons of Vineland, NJ ...taken at the Sarasota County Fire Department's annual open house on October 6, 2012. The Pirsch now resides in Abilene, TX.
May 11, 2013: A first! All 3 of my vehicles at the same place and the same time! The quarterly meeting of the Florida Antique Bucket Brigade was held here in Venice.