“ROAD RUNNER” AUTISM AWARENESS FIRE TRUCK
Our Team, in its’ community outreach program, works to support causes and organizations that provide assistance to our emergency service personnel and their families. In early 2016, Dawson Reindollar, the teenage son of our Team Leader, John David Reindollar, drew a sketch of a fire truck with an Autism Awareness theme in support of autistic children, both in our emergency services families, and others in our community. His plan was well thought out and the quality of his drawings gave us a great blueprint with which to work. We continued to work towards the goal of having an Autism Awareness truck when in February, 2017, our friends of the Santee Circle Fire Department in Berkeley County donated this 1977 Mack CF 600 fire truck to our Team.
We worked with Dawson to plan for how we could best use this truck to accomplish our goal. Thanks to Laura Meehan of Signs ASAP in Summerville, South Carolina for her creativity and wonderful support in creating the graphics and banners for the truck and to Dawson for his vision and drawings in helping make this dream come true. Special thanks to the Charis Academy in Summerville for being our partners in the development of this truck. The Charis Academy specializes in providing a learning environment for children with high functioning autism and other similar challenges.
The use of magnetic decals allows us to use this as a multi-purpose truck. By removing the banners and puzzle pieces, we can transform it into an honor guard truck for use in firefighter funerals or other events in support of our firefighters, EMS personnel and 911 dispatchers.
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