Here’s another vintage news article, again via North Carolina Newspapers. Date line September 1, 1950. Brevard Fire Department as featured in The Echo, as digitized by the Rowell Bosse North Carolina Room, Transylvania County Library.
The two-page story includes a nice picture of their gorgeous 1945 American LaFrance 500 Series triple combination. They still have that baby. (They also had a 1925 ALF Type 75, and a combination hose/chemical car of likely earlier vintage.)
Love the “rain coat” turnout coats as well. Notes the story, the department had twenty-one members, two new walkie talkies (!), and a new rescue boat and trailer. Read the article. Or search the newspaper sites for more Echo stories about BFD.