This year, on December 5, the engine was draped in black for funeral service, which I had never seen before and was being rubbed down in preparation for the December 6 ceremony.
Now known as 76-11A on the official roster, it is a Pierreville, bearing serial number 635 (which is not listed on the Canadian Fire Truck Archive all time list).
Built in 1976 it carries a Cincinnati cab, and unknown chassis, possibly Pemfab. It is also possible that it was a Pierreville demonstrator, because it was extensively chromed and carried detailed gold leaf and pinstriping.
In its front line days for Engine Company # 1, it responded to the Derby Tavern fire on Gottingne Street in 1981.
Later in 1981 it responded to a call on Barrington Street.
By the time it was called out to the Bob McDonald Chevrolet fire in 1984 it had been reassigned to Engine Company 6.
One of its characteristics was a slight squat to the rear, which was very small, but gave the rig a sort of crouching look - ready to spring.
At the December 6, 2012 commemoration.