Monday, January 23, 2012
Largest parade of fire trucks: Atoka fire truck parade sets world record (Video)
ATOKA, OK, USA -- More than 300 fire trucks from all over Oklahoma and even one from Sherman, Texas rolled down Court street in Atoka during Atoka's annual fire truck parade, organized by Chief Donnie Allen and his team - setting the new world record for the Largest parade of fire trucks, according to World Record Academy (www.worldrecordacademy.com).
Photo: World's Largest Parade of Fire Trucks.
Atoka Fire Chief, Donnie Allen, said his fire department got the idea to try to break a world record last August.
"You know how firefighters are, they wanted to go for a world record which we found out to be 160, 159 fire trucks in Switzerland and we try to bring it to Oklahoma," he said.
The Guinness world record for the largest parade of fire trucks is 159 and was achieved by Vogt Ltd., Fire Service Accessories and Vehicles in Oberdiessbach, Switzerland.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the record for the largest parade of dumper trucks: 52, achieved by Dumperverein Insel Rügen e.V. in Ummanz, Germany.
Allen said the event not only proved that the city can break a world record, but it brought firefighters everywhere together. "It's brought unity. Giving an example, for lunch, we brought 700 firefighters together for a lunch on Saturday night," he said.
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Monday, January 23, 2012