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Christmas Parade 2013 - The American LaFrance

2013-12-09 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Shamarie Claiborne, ADAIR Band. 'Really wondering where the other 100 are???' Shamarie Claiborne wrote with this classic, a reference to the Disney movie, of course. Columbia/Adair County Firefighter Adam Coomer and his Dalmatian, "Scout," drove one of seven C/AC units in the parade. Engine No. 1, an American-LaFrance pumper, could, if called upon still fight fires just as it did when it was the only truck parked in the tiny Columbia Fire House which once stood at the NE Corner of Greensburg & Monroe Streets, on what is now the Adair County Regional Jail. The pumper was the first on the scene at the Adair Hotel Fire of 1976. Firefighter Dennis Loy said that Adam Coomer, a recent member of the department, is responsible for get the machine back in working order. Engine No. 1 is the parade equal of Ladder 1 - both impressive apparatuses. - CM
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