Engine 4 driving down the road with a Canadian flag on display on the back of the truck.

Mike Hensen | The London Free Press

Engine 4 shows its patriotic side by flying the Canadian flag off the back, when squad B is on duty at the Colborne Street station.  The squad, led by Capt. Bill Bos, got the idea on July 1, when city hall distributed little paper flags.  The squad had seen fire trucks in America trailing the Stars and Stripes, so members bought a flag and pole with their own funds and now fly the flag whenever they are working.