1924 American LaFrance Fire Truck
Cookeville officials are working to bring the city's first fire truck back to working condition.
The 1924 American LaFrance fire truck has been in forced retirement since the early 90's when a
cylinder cracked and caused it to overheat during the Christmas parade. The last time it was used
to fight fires was in the late '60s to early '70s. The old truck held 30 gallons, the pump was
designed to pump no more than 200 gallons. It was purchased by Jesse Fouch for the city, cost $6,000.
Herald-Citizen, Cookeville, TN: Sunday, 24 May 2009, pg. A-2.
From left, Fire Chief John Kendrick, Don Price, Mayor Sam Salee, Councilwoman,
Alma Anderson and Councilman Ricky Shelton get on board Cookeville's first and
oldest fire truck, which they hope to get back up and running in the near future.