Chief Rapp with Princess on the 1939 Ahrens-Fox Firetruck

Newspaper article from The Herald, Sharon, PA

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Where's The Fire?

A lady whose favorite hobby is going to fires - that's Princess, proud new mascot of the Sharpsville Fire Department.  She posed here on the fire truck with Chief Harry Rapp to show just how she rides to all the fires.  The eight-month-old Dalmatian was well trained in a fire house when her former owner was a Cleveland fireman. When he gave her to the Sharpsville Volunteers, they promptly bought her a supply of food, fixed up a sleeping place and have made her the pet of the municipal building.  At the sound of the fire siren she bounds up on the truck, all set to go.

January 5, 1956