Andy coordinates restoration projects in his shop with a small crew. He uses specialists for certain aspects of the job such as machining, woodwork, upholstery, plating and my decoration. By bringing in experts in these fields, Firefly produces a very high quality restoration. This is how the original fire apparatus factories operated, with different departments of specialists.
Besides full restorations, Andy sells antique parts and whole vehicles on occasion. He also does consulting and many other related activities.
Firefly Restoration is located at:
805 Barnestown Road,
Hope ME 04847.
Andy can be reached at:
or phone 207-763-3827.
Andy Swift organized a memorial project for the Fire Department of New York after the tragedy of September 11, 2001. Firefly Restoration donated the restoration of the hose wagon seen above. It has been rigged to be used as a funeral caisson by the members of the FDNY. Ken Soderbeck did the decoration, and more photos are on his page. Below is another project Firefly Restoration did for the FDNY. When the fire boat John D. McKean celebrated its 50th year of service, some of the Firefly crew went to NYC to dress the boat up. Andy is shown polishing the bow gun. I painted a new Maltese Cross on the smoke stack.