1954 Reo Heavy Rescue

History: Reserve, R12, R10, R2 (at Station 1)

News & Observer photograph courtesy North Carolina State Archives
Model Year 1954
Make/Model Reo
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VIN number: F221B513501
License plate: P-36403, P-38206
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Delivery date: November 3, 1954

Notes: Second unit of two-piece Raleigh Emergency Rescue Squad. Vehicle is obtained with the assistance of the federal government, with a requirement that it is considered as a piece of "stand-by equipment" that can be called to Norfolk, Virginia in the event of an "attack by enemy forces." Equipment carried on the 2 1/2-ton truck includes torches, power saws, gas masks, helmets, and first-aid equipment. Placed in service by October 7, 1954. Placed in reserve November 1974. Mileage when placed in reserve: 17,988. Designated Rescue 10 from at least August 17, 1976 to May 14, 1980.

News & Observer photograph courtesy North Carolina State Archives

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