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Dave Hubert

The Hubert’s

HUBERTSIn 1991, Coto de Caza residents Dave & Barbara Hubert found the steamer rusting away in an old barn in Fallbrook, California.

As a 25th Anniversary gift, Barb surprised Dave with the Steamer with the intention of restoring it to its original glory.

This classic horse-drawn steam fire engine was in deep need of a thorough restoration. It took retired Orange County Fire Authority Fire Captain Dave Hubert and his son Mark 5 ½ years to completely restore it.

Today the steamer is a salute to the California Fire Service. Known as the “CSFA Steamer Team,” this colorful display participates in community charity events, parades, and various public service functions in the interest of fire and life safety education.

The fire dalmatian Dotty is a classic symbol of the fire service, serves as an ambassador as the Steamer Team travels throughout California. 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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