Earlier this year, Engine 95-1 was involved in minor crash causing damage to the corner of the body and one of the roll up doors and compartment. After receiving the estimate to repair the Engine I spoke to the Officers and the Board of Directors about changing the color of the Engine to BAF&R colors since the estimate involved painting a large area of the body to match the original paint. After discussing this with the first shop that estimated the cost of the repairs it was not going to be possible due to cost and they wanted the Engine for 6 months to tear it apart and paint it then put it back together. This Engine is a 2012 Pierce which will be with BAF&R for approximately 18 years so the concept of painting it or changing the color was understood by everyone but of course the cost was an issue because the Engine functions the same regardless of the color. The LIBERTY FIRE COMPANY stepped up and told me to get it done vowing to pay any cost that exceeded the insurance amount to repair and paint Engine 95-1.
Looking for the best quality at the best price I contacted Penske Truck who directed me to Morgan Body in Morgantown and the staff at Morgan met with us several times and took on the job promising to keep the cost as low as possible yet giving us a great finish. The attached pictures show some of the process to transform the Engine 95-1. The final step will be when Danz Lettering completes the striping and graphics. (coming soon)