Andy Hill is living out many little boys’ dream – he owns his own fire truck.  Not only can he drive it and sound the horn, he has also repurposed the truck to bring in an income to support his family.

After being made redundant after 25 years working in the oil industry two years ago, Andy and his wife Terri spent the last of their savings for their unusual purchase – a 1977 Scott fire truck.



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“My first question was, ‘are you crazy? What are we going to do with a fire truck?’” his wife, Terri Hill, said in a recent interview with Global News.  “It’s worked out great. The phone hasn’t stopped ringing,” his wife said.

Andy has repurposed the fire truck as a Christmas light decorating machine.  In place of the fire fighting apparatus, he has installed some cabinetry that displays several Christmas lighting options.  The truck’s telescopic ladder is perfect to access tall homes and buildings and attach Christmas lights where required.

This bright venture has been so successful Andy has been working twenty hour days and has had to employ six people on staff to assist him, “If someone’s laid off and they’re trying to support a family…I try to do my best to see what I can do to get them set up for Christmas.”

Watch Andy and his wonderful repurposed fire truck at work!

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  • Obviously this isn’t in Aust. or the Police are turning a blind eye. It would have to have amber lights not red. I hope his new venture is successful, he brightens the lives of many and hopefully he will be able to employ more people. Well done Andy, and his wife Terri in supporting him in this venture


  • What a unique idea… I wonder if it could also be used as lighting/display options for other occasions and not just at Christmas. Awesome work.


  • What a wonderful story. So glad to read about something that has made so many people happy!


  • Never ever would have thought of this. How very creative. so glad they found something profitable, fun and productive to do. Well done!! All the very best fir their future projects.


  • what a great idea and its great to see others embracing it too.


  • He’s been very inventive and creative. He’s surely full of work this time of the year. Well done!!


  • I have heard fire trucks in being used for educational purposes for school children , so this one is for display so this is great in being used as a Christmas Museum . Very creative idea .


  • A clever and resourceful couple – love individuality and good ideas.


  • What a terrific “good news” story. Good on Andy and Terri for taking a chance on a idea that not only worked for them, but has created jobs. Well done.

    • Love these inspirational and motivational stories and would love to see more of them!


  • lol that is something to do if you are bored lol.


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