At times the city of Rockford, Ill., would have to buy used equipment from neighboring cities, which put it at, what Carrie Hagerty described as, “a crisis level.” This also led to nicknaming the Rockford fleet the “rainbow fleet” since there were so many different colored vehicles from different towns. (Photo provided by the city of Rockford, Ill.)

At times the city of Rockford, Ill., would have to buy used equipment
from neighboring cities, which put it at, what Carrie Hagerty
described as, “a crisis level.” This also led to nicknaming the
Rockford fleet the “rainbow fleet” since there were so many different
colored vehicles from different towns. (Photo provided by the
city of Rockford, Ill.)