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1956 CJ-3B Fire Jeep — Blandford & Area Fire Rescue, NS, Canada

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In 1965, this jeep was donated by the Hubbards Fire Department to a sub-department volunteer fire unit call the Blandford & Area Fire Rescue Unit, located on the southwest side of the Aspotogan Peninsula, Luenburg Co, Nova Scotia, Canada, at 30 Fire Hall Rd. I wish there were more pics!

From the website, “The first fire truck was a 1956 Willys Jeep, donated by the Hubbards Fire Department.  Due to its limited water tank capacity of 200 gallons, a water tanker was also needed.    A 1947 Ford with an oil tank was added to the fleet before year end, this also being donated from the Hubbards department.  Records show that a new portable pump was purchased for $600.95 with monies raised by door to door canvassing, raffles, and bake sales.  Additional equipment was purchased to outfit the new department and to make modifications to the old school house building to house the “new” trucks.  With the support of a community, the men of the department answered a total of eight alarms their first year, all of which were fires.”

 

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