"It brings back the old days..." Fire Chief Harry Cooke.
Charlottesville Virginia has a long tradition of selfless
firemen serving our community, so when our local volunteer
firemen decided to parade their old and carefully maintained
1904 Knott fire pumper, they called on the Bundoran
Belgians to make up the hitch. Street-safe and crowd-friendly,
these three great horses are quite accustomed to the
smoke from the pumper and the noise of the applauding
crowd, but they never seem to appreciate their first-place
award in the Winchester Firemen's Parade.
Chief Cooke comments: "We have so much confidence in
Fred's operation. We have to, as our steam pumper weighs
over 7000 pounds and we are in close contact with people,
both marching in and watching
the parades. We note the pleasure that our crowds
seem to enjoy. Smoke flying. Big showy horses. We stole
the crowd and we got first place in a parade with 400-500
entries. Our volunter and professional firefighters
do it together each year, and we like working as one
company. The pumper is the catalyst."