SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CHAPTER, SOCIETY FOR THE PRESERVATION AND APPRECIATION OF ANTIQUE MOTOR FIRE APPARATUS IN AMERICA

2004 St. Patrick's Parade, Los Angeles

Several CFE members and their rigs were in the 5th annual Los Angeles St. Patrick's Parade held on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 in downtown Los Angeles. CFE members participating included Don Beckwith, Mark Bramm, Mike Bramm, Roger Bramm, Mike Britt, Art Camerena, Ron Dierkens, John Flavin, Kevin Johnson, Rob O'neil, Joe Ortiz, Doug Stoner, Hewy and Ruth Wick, John Winkler and Leonard Zlotorowicz. The parade is presented by the Los Angeles Fire Department, which had a large presence of apparatus, both new and old, including rigs from the Los Angeles Fire Department Museum. The oldest motorized fire appartus in the parade was a 1914 Ford Model-T pumper. The CFE rigs were decorated with balloons, shamrocks and other things green, and each carried riders representing various groups. All drivers who brought rigs for the parade were provided fuel courtesy of LAFD, gift bags, and a free lunch was available after the parade for all drivers. Thanks to Ron Dierkens for coordinating CFE's participation in this event and to those who brought their rigs.

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