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Dave Hubert

History

  At the beginning of the twentieth century a new form of firefighting was introduced with the advent of the horse-drawn steam fire engine.

This revolutionary technology gave firefighters the ability to pump thousands of gallons of water on a fire with a minimal crew, this changed everything.

As the Industrial Revolution continued and the advances of the internal combustion engine became commonplace, the need for horse drawn vehicles became obsolete and the romantic era of the fire steamer faded away. Dave’s story is about the discovery, resurrection and restoration of a 1902 American Steam Fire Engine.

The journey that followed is inspirational and amazing. From some of the most unlikely sources, piece by piece, this American Icon was brought back to life. More

Dave Hubert

Dave Hubert

Dave “HUBIE” Hubert devoted over 31 years to the firefighting profession, serving in many different positions from firefighter, to Fire Defense Coordinator prior to his retirement in 1997 as Fire Captain from Orange County Fire Authority in Southern California. Throughout his career, Dave’s cartoons – named “HUBIEs” – have appeared in fire service magazines, decorating fire station walls, T-shirts as well as illustrations on everything from personalized birthday and retirement tributes to attention-getting humorous cartoons in fire training books including technical art for formal instruction manuals.


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