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RICHARD B. RUDISILL was a member of the Hershey (PA) Volunteer Fire Company since 1968.  He served as president of the company from 1976-88 and 1990-97.  He continued to serve actively with the company as an apparatus driver and trustee until his passing related to a brief battle with cancer in August 2013.  Richard was the company's self-appointed historian and authored a book titled "Protecting His Dream," telling the century long story of the fire company founded to protect the model town founded by chocolate magnate Milton S. Hershey.  Richard began photographing fire engines as a hobby during the 1970s after being a part of several apparatus planning committees.  His first apparatus committee was Hershey's 1976 Ford/Swab rescue, and his final was the company's fourth generation rescue, a 2011 Pierce Velocity.




PATRICK R. RUDISILL began photographing fire engines along side his father Richard in the early 1990s. He joined the Hershey Volunteer Fire Company in 1997 as one of the first members of the company's then-new junior membership program.  He was elected president of the company in 2017.  In his spare time he brings you the pages of FIREWAGONPHOTO.com.




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