David Allen Rich the I, II and III, all of Morgan, are fired up about a goal they have been working on for the past few years.
The trio has a burning desire to restore a 1941 Ford Howe Fire Truck to its original state. While it is a work in process, they have made great progress and they showed off their efforts at the Morgan 4th of July parade. They plan to enter the antique truck in the fair parade this summer.
In 1965, a young Dave Rich I went on his very first fire call. He took the Ford Howe truck to a barn fire on Young Street near East Canyon Creek. The Ford Howe was retired after only a few years and replaced with a 1967 La France; unlike Rich who has dedicated nearly 50 years of service without being retired or replaced. Through the years of service to our community and working with different engines, Rich still fondly remembers that first truck above the rest.