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Archive for March 12th, 2013

Originally published in the Enumclaw Courier-Herald, March 12, 1953

Standing in front of the Black Diamond fire station is Garrett (left) and Tommy Zumek, Black Diamond fire chief. The people of Black Diamond have expressed their appreciation in receiving the gift of this truck. Garrett has been made an honorary fire chief. (C-H Photo & Engraving)

Standing in front of the Black Diamond fire station is Dwight Garrett (left) and Tommy Zumek, Black Diamond fire chief. (C-H Photo & Engraving)

“Old Soldiers Never Die,” or so the song goes. Well, that almost holds good for old fire trucks, too.

Pictured above is the LaFrance fire truck that served Enumclaw for quite a number of years. A call for bids to sell it brought an offer from Dwight Garrett—who we understand was born in Black Diamond, but now is an Enumclaw businessman.

His offer was accepted and he presented it to the City of Black Diamond.

The people of Black Diamond have expressed their appreciation in receiving the gift of this truck. Garrett has been made an honorary fire chief.

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