The Pueblo City Council recently approved a privately funded campaign to re-paint all Pueblo Fire Department apparatus a special red, white, and blue paint scheme that will honor the four Pueblo recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor.
This program was conceived as another tribute to the City's theme as the "Home of Heroes", that recognizes more Medal of Honor recipients per capita than any other city in America, as well as all active duty and veteran military service members.
Currently, Pueblo's fire apparatus are painted a 'lime-yellow' color. Organizers have already garnered several significant donations for the campaign from local foundation and business leaders prior to this kickoff announcement, and excitement is high.
Pueblo currently has four trucks with the new paint scheme. Two ordered from the factory, and two that were painted at local shops.We have nine trucks that need re-painted.
The campaign is off to a great start with contributions from the Pueblo Teen Council, Colo. Fire Sprinkler, Little Caesar's Pizza, Eggiman Truck & Auto Repair, Local McDonalds. Pueblo Sheriffs Fraternal order of Police Lodge 7 also pledged to raise $10,000 for the project.
Anyone wishing to contribute to the project can send a donation to the Pueblo Medal of Honor Foundation , P.O. Box 4040, Pueblo 81003. The donation should be made to the Fire Truck Account.