Firefighters take gift, turn it into key vehicle in fleet

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Posted: May 24, 2013

The Winchester Star

Stephens City Fire and Rescue Company president Dave Foley stands in the company's new brush truck Thursday. The former German military vehicle was donated by Deirdre Cochran of Winchester. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)
Winchester resident Deirdre Cochran sits in the passenger seat of the 1985 Mercedes Benz Unimog she donated to Stephens City Volunteer Fire and Rescue. After nearly two years of planning and executing the truck’s makeover, it is now designated Attack 11, the sole brush truck at the company. Shown with Cochran at left is Assistant Chief John Jones and behind the wheel is fire company president Dave Foley. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)
Mercedes Benz grill emblem on the front of the Stephens City Volunteer Fire and Rescue’s new Unimog brush truck, dubbed Attack 11.

WINCHESTER — It’s not every day someone donates a Mercedes Benz Unimog to the local fire department.

But that’s just what Deirdre Cochran did in 2011.

Two years later, the Stephens City Fire and…

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