City of Edina

Edina’s First Rescue Vehicle: ‘The Breadwagon’

The City of Edina’s first rescue vehicle, purchased in 1953, was quickly christened “the breadwagon” because it looked “like a big bread truck that the Holsum Bread guy used to deliver bread,” recalls former fire chief Ted Paulfranz. “In fact, somebody once ran into it on the highway because the driver didn’t think it looked like a fire truck.”

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