Fire Steamer – California’s Gold (4006)

Huell travels to the 2002 National SPAAMFAA Winter Convention in San Bernardino. SPAAMFAA stands for “Society for the Preservation and Appreciation of Antique Motor Fire Apparatus in America.” This get together was a wonderful place to get glimpse of our state’s fire-fighting history. There were all kinds of apparatus from small hand pumpers to elaborate steam driven engines from the turn of the century.

The highlight of the day was Dave Hubert’s lovingly restored rig, the “Reno #1”, which served the city of Reno, Nevada from 1902 to 1922. Dave pulled out all the stops and did a “full steam” and a run behind special horses that are trained just for this purpose.