On January 20th, wildland firefighters from Chickasaw National Recreation Area represented the Service in the annual Atoka Fire Truck Parade in Atoka, Oklahoma.
Firefighters from Oklahoma and Texas joined together for this year’s parade in an attempt to break the previous Guinness World Records high of 159 fire trucks in a parade, a record held by Switzerland.
The parade kicked off two days of training at the Southeast Regional Fire School in Atoka.
Firefighters Kane Seitz and Cole Goodman utilized Chickasaw NRA’s Type VI engine, which was one of approximately 300 fire engines taking part in the record-setting parade.
Guinness rules required that fire engines be able to fight fire or have previously fought fire. The procession was required to complete a two mile route, ending in downtown Atoka, where hundreds of spectators and a number of local and state dignitaries lined the streets.