Big John is Back! Help Needed


Members and esteemed retirees, 

Big John is back at Aurora Fire Station 15 after months of engine/body work & paint by Wagner Equipment in Aurora. Those of us heading up restoration are in dire need of help getting Big John back together. This specific call to action is intended to put together an email list of those that are able to volunteer ANY TIME towards this legacy project.  Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to add your name to our email list specific to this project. When one of our project managers is available to oversee work at the station we will email the personnel on this list only to announce what hours on what specific days volunteers can show up to help. We also have brass and chrome that may be checked out to polish at home, plus other side jobs. 

Generations of our youth have already enjoyed their place on this historic piece of apparatus. Thanks to our amazing key sponsors, Dry Dock Brewing and Wagner Equipment Aurora and our corps of volunteers, Big John will carry generations of Local 1290 fire families to come! 

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To our public followers this post is informative only and there is no call to action for you. We know many of you are curious about this project and we'll keep you all informed of our progress.  Thank you for following us! 

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