A restored 1926 O.J. Childs Fire Truck is set to be on display in Utica from June 14-17, 2018 courtesy of the Richmond, Michigan Volunteer Fire Dept.
The truck was built in Utica and is one of several fire apparatus built by the O.J. Childs company. The truck will visit several facilities throughout the area to share the history of the company and the trucks they built.
Retired firefighter Jeff Goodar and active fighter Rob Treend will transport the restored fire truck from Michigan to Utica.
Goodar and the truck will be at the Oneida County History Center on Thursday, June 14 from noon to 2 pm. Several binders of historical pictures, advertisements, stock certificates, and owner’s manuals will also be available to view. This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, visit the Oneida County History Center’s website or call (315) 735-3642.
Photo of 1926 O.J. Childs Fire Truck provided.