In 1971 the City of Sachse, along with a loan from Volunteer Fire Chief Joe Stone purchased this 1948 Ahrens-Fox fire engine. This engine served the growing city of Sachse until about 1987 before it was retired and placed behind the public works complex. After many years of collecting water, rust and plants, the fire engine was made a project goal by the Historical Society in 2008. Today the engine bears Joe Stone’s name in honor of his long service as the Sachse Volunteer Fire Department Chief and resides under what is fondly referred to as the ‘Onion Shed’ in the courtyard of the museum grounds. Children of all ages enjoy climbing up in the long bench seat and turning the large steering wheel pretending or reminiscing on what it must have been like to be a fireman on this unique fire engine.