Sioux City Firefighters Renovate Piece of Local History
SIOUX CITY, IA — Sioux City's fire department is restoring a piece of local history. Using only private donations, firefighters are restoring an old fire engine from the 1930's. The work began in 2010. It is being done on a fire engine that has a part from an even older fire truck, Sioux City's first motorized fire apparatus: a 19-10 Robinson engine. "They bought a 1922 Hawk-Eye chassis, and they took what they could off the 1910 Robinson, which consisted of hose bed and put it on the Hawk-Eye chassis. And the Hawk-Eye lasted about another ten years," said Firefighter Jeff Bentson. That hose bed and its final resting place are on display at the Sioux City Fire Museum in Fire Station number on Hamilton Boulevard.