Conway Volunteer Fire Department received a 1938 Darley, a fire engine it once owned 50 years ago, Sunday after it was donated back to Conway from Satellite Beach (FL) Fire Department. Conway Fire Chief Daniel Byrne told KDKA that the truck was donated in the 1970’s when it was replaced with a newer truck.
The following message was posted on Conway’s Facebook page from Chief Byrne:
“Our originally owned 1938 Darley fire engine was donated back to us from the Satellite Beach Fire Department in Florida. Lisa Davis from the fire department reached out to me and was asking questions about it. I told her it was ours and she gave me the Fire Chief Dave Abernathy to contact. I asked him if we can buy it back and he said we will donate it if we pay for all the expenses to bring it back to Conway. I said sure and he said it was yours so I reached out to Joe from Tow Integrity. He talked to the owner who said they will bring it back at no cost to us. A big thanks to Satellite Fire Department and Tow Integrity enabling our 1938 Darly fire engine to come back home to Conway.”