Receiving the new rescue squad

Congratulations given to Fire Chief McRonald (left) while Fred Bilyea LFD-Master Mechanic watches from the vehicle. This vehicle was custom built for the LFD  by W.A. Smith & Sons of London. (L-R) W.A.Smith, H.C.Fleckser of International, Fire Chief R.C.McRonald, LFD Mechanic F.W.Bilyer and Alderman George Beedle. (Courtesy of Jim Fitzgerald)

 

London’s first rescue, or Squad Car as it was known then. it is a 1950 International step van that was converted by the Departments head mechanic and a local shop.