An HME fan passed along this television news story (from Michigan’s 7 &4 News covering the northern tip of Michigan’s lower peninsula). The news story covers how this unique HME Aerial was shipped and welcomed onto Mackinac Island by the fire chief, mayor, and a retired fire fighter, and how it’s now playing an important role in protecting island residents, visitors, and the priceless, historic and buildings of the island.
We covered the arrival of this history making fire apparatus in the last issue of the HME Pumper Press, and in another HME Blog back in early December. The voyage, and landing of the truck on the island, was also featured in the HME’s ground breaking Made-In-Michigan television commercial. If you look closely you can catch it again as this truck crosses the Mackinac Bridge and makes its way through the streets of the historic island.
We’ll be bringing you more details about this history making HME Aerial, as well as the journey and the making of the television commercial in the very near future. And hopefully we’ll have even more beautiful photos and videos from Mackinac Island, and the Mackinac Island Fire Department - so stay tuned for more.