Nov. 11, 2020 (Moscow, Idaho) —
The City of Moscow is proud to announce a special exhibition this holiday season made possible by a collaboration between the City, the Moscow Fire Department, the Moscow Volunteer Fire Department, and the Palouse Mall. Beginning Nov. 20, Moscow's first motorized fire engine, "Old #7," an American LaFrance 1921 engine commissioned by Fire Chief Carl Smith on Jun. 1,1922, will be on display at the Palouse Mall located in the main foyer area along with the Mall Christmas tree display near Ross Dress For Less.
This partnership with the Palouse Mall was established two months ago to display our antique fire engine and provide a focal point for the mall this holiday season. This display will provide many opportunities for the community to meet our volunteers and career staff throughout the holidays. It will feature community outreach, recruitment of volunteers, and fire safety messages.
Volunteers and staff will be present with the engine throughout the holiday season. Citizens are encouraged to visit while at the Palouse Mall.
Specific thank yous go to City of Moscow Fleet Staff Karl Reidinger, Mike Lienhard, and Patrick Dahlinger, as well as Brandt Brothers Towing for moving the engine to the mall.
Story Contact: Brian Nickerson, Fire Chief