Ladysmith firefighters collect Christmas trees

Ladysmith Fire/Rescue's Christmas tree chipping campaign raised money for the restoration of the department's 1942 International fire truck.

Firefighters Blair Windsor and Mike Alexander collect Christmas trees for chipping at Ladysmith Fire/Rescue Saturday, Jan. 5. Funds raised through their tree-chipping campaign will go towards a full restoration of the fire department's 1942 International fire truck, built originally for the Royal Canadian Air Force as an “airport crash truck” during the Second World War. The truck was restored once before, said firefighter Dan Cross, and a subsequent restoration will cost “about $30,000.” The department has set aside $7,000 to date, Cross added, leaving them “a ways to go yet.”

Firefighters Blair Windsor and Mike Alexander collect Christmas trees for chipping at Ladysmith Fire/Rescue Saturday, Jan. 5. Funds raised through their tree-chipping campaign will go towards a full restoration of the fire department's 1942 International fire truck, built originally for the Royal Canadian Air Force as an “airport crash truck” during the Second World War. The truck was restored once before, said firefighter Dan Cross, and a subsequent restoration will cost “about $30,000.” The department has set aside $7,000 to date, Cross added, leaving them “a ways to go yet.”

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