VIRGINIA BEACHS MONSTER FIRE TRUCK

06/01/1996
VIRGINIA BEACH`S MONSTER FIRE TRUCK BY TINA R. DiSALVO Weighing 10 tons and standing on five-foot tires that weigh 1,000 pounds apiece, the City of Virginia Beach (VA) Fire Department`s Monster Fire Truck is big--big enough to impress on area children the importance of fire safety. The truck--fueled by compressed natural gas--is the brainchild of Master Firefighter Donald Moss, who got the idea from visiting monster truck shows and seeing how children of all ages were impressed by the trucks. To construct the truck, Moss purchased a 1944 Seagrave and donated it to the fire department. City officials donated a 10-ton 4 3 4 dump-truck chassis slated for auction. The vehicle was built by stu...

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