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Reliance Fire Company Fire Truck Museum and Antique Fire Truck Restoration Facility

History/Background

The Reliance Fire Museum was formed in 1996. We are a tax exempt Missouri 501(c)(3) educational corporation.

The museum's mission is to restore and preserve the firefighting history of America.  We do this through the restoration  and preservation of fire apparatus and equipment.  The equipment is used to educate the public through activities such as fire prevention week, fire musters, parades, and tours of the museum.

Historic building; Actual size=240 pixels wide

1937 Seagrave from Detroit, Michigan.  8 of these wood framed, aluminum body rigs were built for Detroit during 1936 and 1937.  They sported 1000 gpm pumps and the big Seagrave 906 cubic inch V-12.  All equipment was stored inside the body including ladders and hard suction hose.  In 1938, Seagrave changed to an all steel body.  This is believed to be the only remaining wood bodied rig in driveable condition.