WHO IS SHE? Robbie Rose, chief of the Washington Fire-Rescue-EMS Department, wants the public’s help with identifying this girl.
WHO IS SHE? Robbie Rose, chief of the Washington Fire-Rescue-EMS Department, wants the public’s help with identifying this girl.

Identity of mystery girl sought

Published 6:54pm Saturday, October 26, 2013

Fire engines, especially when they are parked outside a fire station, usually draw plenty of looks from passersby. But when a pretty girl is sitting on one, that fire engine will get even more looks from passersby,

A circa01965 photograph showing just such a pretty girl on a ladder truck outside the Washington Fire Department has current Washington Fire-Rescue-EMS personnel baffled as to her identity. Robbie Rose, the city’s fire chief, wants the public to help identify the girl. The photograph was taken by Daden Wolfe, a former firefighter and a former Beaufort County emergency-management director.

“This picture was taken on the old ladder truck that was replaced in 1973 by the snorkel. She is wearing the fire chief’s helmet and in the background you can see the sign for the old ESSO station,” Rose wrote in an email.

The Esso station’s sign can be seen in the background to the upper left of the search light.

Rose obtained the photograph from Louis Martin. Former fire Capt. Raymond Williams the fire station had been at its current location at the intersection of North Market and Fifth streets for just a few years when this photograph was taken. The poster in the background indicates Fire Prevention Week was Oct. 3-9 that year.

“My best guess is that this is a Beaufort County girl since she appears to have a tan and, of course, is barefoot,” Rose wrote in the email.

Anyone who may know the identity of the girl in the photograph is asked to contact Robbie Rose by calling 252-948-9400, sending email to rrose@washingtonnc.gov or visiting him at Station No. 1 at the intersection of North Market and Fifth Street in Washington.

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