Soldier Township Fire Department is happy to announce that they will be hosting an open house located at 600 NW 46th Street on Friday June 24th 5PM to 8PM.
Bring the whole family to meet your local firefighters, view our multiple fire trucks, engage in kid friendly activities, enjoy a snack, and even check out “Old Soldier”, STFDs very first firefighting apparatus.
“Old Soldier” was a military built truck which gave the truck a larger motor and was only a cab and chassis truck. The members of the fire department were tasked with getting the tank and accessories built due to a limited budget. The tank was built by Meinholdts in north Topeka and was originally built to be used with a bucket brigade. It has an oversized fill hole on top large enough to scoop water and hand it down to members running water. Today “Old Soldier” rests at STFD station 71 and is in the works of being refurbished for parades and public relations use.
If you have any questions call the fire station at 785-286-2123.
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