1902 Steam Powered Fire Engine @ NCCMP 2017

At the 2017 FIRST North Carolina State Championship, the Charlotte Fire Department demonstrated their very first fire truck: a 1902 American Fire Engine pumper, AKA “Old Sue”! I know this is late, but I just now got around to uploading the video I recorded of the demonstration. I found it to be in amazing condition for its age. It was restored once.

Some of the photos at the end were taken by Danny Levenson. More of his photos from the event here.

My first two thoughts upon noticing this thread.

  1. Exploding Bacon isn’t from NC.
  2. Oh wow that’s pretty fascinating.