It has been very disappointing to see our rare 1917 Reo fire truck sitting outside the past weeks exposed to rain and potential vandalism/theft. Restored in 1992, Henderson's first motorized fire truck is a very important in the history of not only the local dept, but to the entire community. This rare, award winning truck was called a "gem" by the Reo Club of America in one of their publications. There are so many irreplaceable parts on this truck that some unsavory collector could have a field day by stealing and selling them. When the storage shed was built many years ago, it was, in part to serve as a home for the Reo. One retired member told me this morning it "is heart breaking" to see the Reo parked outside. At the very least, it should be tarped. Even though I have been retired from the Dept for 10 years, I am still very proud of that truck. I hope the current members will give this truck the proper storage it deserves.