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Galena Park restores 1936 Fire Truck

Mayor Moya giving a engraved plate to firemen Henry and Beall with their names on it to be attached to the truck. L – R: Fire Chief Paul Gregory, Mayor Esmeralda Moya, Sam Henry and Robbie Beall. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

Firemen Refurbish Antique Fire Truck

By Allan Jamail

Galena Park, TX. – February 6, 2018 at the regular council meeting Mayor Esmeralda Moya recognized and commended Firemen Sam Henry and Robbie Beall for their volunteering to restore the city’s first fire truck.

Because of the invaluable volunteer service of Henry and Beall the 1936 Ford Seagate fire truck was restored for $14,000 compared to the $124,000 price tag quoted by a company specializing in fire truck restorations. Their work took 22 months to complete with the help of two local companies. AmSpec restored the chrome, Burbank Barrel polished the brass and San Jacinto College painted it. The antique truck is only used now for parades or on display at city events.