SURREY First removed the photos of the fire trucks advertising their party from their official Facebook very quietly on Monday, but some readers noticed that and informed The VOICE that checked it out and found that to be so!
Is there something wrong with that picture?
Isn’t Surrey First that controls the Facebook?
What does the Surrey Fire Chief think about the advertising?
SURREY Fire Fighters Local 1271 on Sunday said in a tweet: “The historical trucks are the property of @local1271. We have endorsed @LindaHepner. Authorized to advertise.”
The controversy arose when several residents emailed The VOICE about a photo of a fire truck carrying an advertisement for mayoral hopeful Linda Hepner and her Surrey First party was posted on the Surrey First Facebook.
Some alleged that this was misuse of taxpayers’ money.
When The VOICE phoned Linda Hepner she said she did not post the photos on the Facebook and didn’t know who did. She said she did not know anything about the vintage fire trucks and we should ask the person who posted that on the Surrey First Facebook.
ACCORDING to an October 2013 report in the Cloverdale Reporter newspaper about the grand opening of Surrey’s B.C. Vintage Truck Museum at 6050 176 Street that opened in May 2013 in the old Surrey Museum site, part of the collection was amassed by Bob King and donated to the provincial government.
Surrey Firefighters also brought out a couple of their own vintage fire trucks at short notice to display at the event.