A silo firefighting truck with a silo’s worth of firefighting equipment has been on display at the National Museum of Firefighting since January.
The museum was set up to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the United States Fire Administration, a division of the Department of Homeland Security.
The Silo, named after the firefighting units, was constructed in 1944 to protect a silos that housed a military camp during World War II.
While the fire truck’s original mission was to protect the silos, the museum has been working to preserve the fire fighting equipment for future generations of firefighters.
In the last few years, the Silo has become an important piece of the museum’s collection.
“It’s a special vehicle because it’s a fire truck,” museum curator Sarah Kollen said.
“It was used for military purposes, but it’s also used in some other ways.”
It is an important symbol of fire fighting.
“There’s no better way to remember the men and women who have fought in World War I and World War Two,” Kollens said.
When it was built, the silo contained a bomb shelter, two tents and a bunker, which was destroyed by a rocket during the war.
“So it was basically a bunker.
But this vehicle was designed specifically for this mission.
It was designed to protect people who were in a bunker and that was what we did with it,” Kellens said about the vehicle.
There are currently no plans to restore the silowastane used in the vehicle, but the museum hopes to do so in the future.
With the museum currently working on a permanent display, Kellen said that she hopes to have a larger number of the vehicles on display.
This is an image from a museum show of a firefighting unit, circa 1944, that was on display for 70 years.
Courtesy of the National Museums of the U.S. Fire Administration