Weber Fire District says truck sporting Trump flags isn’t theirs

The firetruck owned by a private individual toured Huntsville on Monday and has been spotted in other Utah cities.

(Photo courtesy of the Weber Fire District) The Weber Fire District got complaints after this firetruck displaying Trump flags was seen in Huntsville on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. The district says it belongs to a private person, not a fire department.

A firetruck sporting flags from President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign has “caused quite a ruckus” in northern Utah.

On social media Monday, the Weber Fire District clarified that the truck does not belong to the district.

“Our fleet will never be used for political advertising,” the fire district wrote in the post. “We serve and support all of our citizens regardless of political view.”

Along with the Trump flags, the truck is also bedecked in American flags and “Thin Blue Line” flags in support of law enforcement, and it has markings reading “Radiator Springs Limo Department” — likely a reference to the “Cars” animated movies.

Weber Fire District office technician Cierra Mullins, who wrote the social media posts, said the district got complaints after the firetruck with Trump flags was seen driving around Huntsville on Monday.

The truck doesn’t have Weber Fire District markings, but “unless they get close enough to it, I don’t think they realize it’s not ours,” Mullins said. The truck belongs to a private individual, she said — not a fire department.

She added that the firetruck has been seen in other Utah cities, as well as at Trump rallies both before and after the Nov. 3 election, and that other fire departments have gotten complaints about it.

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