About Us

About Us

14039932_10157259605880527_4744429977039050887_nSo how did this all start?  In 2008 I gave my son a wooden Semi Truck that my father had built for me when I was his age.  It was a truck that I could play with and drive all around the house.  A neighbor built me a second truck, so I had a fleet of two trucks and two trailers; the only problem was that the trailers could only be pulled by its’ mated tractor.  This always bothered me, but I never said anything.  After my son played with the two trucks for about 5 minutes, he asked why the trailers could only be pulled by its’ mate.  I told him it had always bothered me as well.  It would have taken five minutes to correct this, but I told him I would just build him a new truck with four new trailers.  Once the new truck and trailers were built, the guys at work were impressed and I had an idea.  I would build each firefighter that was assigned to me a tractor and two trailers for each of their sons.  Thirteen tractors and 25 trailers later, I was ready for the upcoming holiday season.

As I shared my accomplishment, the statement was made by a few of the firefighter that they did not have sons, but had daughters.  So I sat down, thought for a bit, and came up with a new plan.  For the girls who were newborn to three years old, and the girls ten and older, I would build a small chair.  The older girls could display their favorite doll or stuffed animal and the younger ones with have a chair to sit in.  As for the girls that were four to ten years old,

Pierce Booth
FRI 2012 

I would build them a cradle for their dolls.  10 chairs and 12 cradles later, I was ready to give all the gifts away.  So I thought a Christmas party would be perfect and invited everyone to come.  The kids went crazy and it was a great day.  Then one of the firefighters asked if I thought I could build a fire truck, and Six Finger Firemen Woodworking was created.

 

 

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SPAAMFAA Denver / 2013

I am currently a Battalion Chief with the Brighton Fire Rescue District in Colorado and have been in the Fire Service for over 28 years.  I enjoy being a firefighter and could not image doing any other job.  I am passionate about both fire trucks and woodworking, so this worked out well.  Because of my work schedule, I am able to combine my two passions and complete about 20+ trucks a year.  I am blessed for I get to work with my father on the projects, as well as my Uncle Dave  who helps out by making the bells. I hope you enjoy the website and the trucks that I have built as much as I do building them.