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So why would someone go to all the trouble and expense to restore a fire truck, a project that has taken more than twelve years and is still not complete? I guess one would describe me as passionate about my hobby, or possibly mentally ill, but whatever it is, it has taken ahold of me and consumed my life for more than a decade. The restoration of Fire 32 has been going for that long, but my interest in the fire service and fire apparatus in general has been in my blood as long as I can remember, so much so that I made a career of it. While I became a volunteer firefighter when I turned 17, it actually started as a young boy, tagging along with my father, who was the fire chief and the mastermind behind the design of Fire 32. I ended up on the business end of the fire service, selling ambulances, fire trucks and loose equpment, and now find myself as the Contract Administrator and Project Manager for a fire truck builder in Hillsboro, Oregon. I have spent my entire life living in the Portland area and now make my home in Vancouver, Washington, just across the river from Portland.

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