Boulder Fire-Rescue debuts newest fire engine, community invited to take part

Out with the old and in with the new as Boulder Fire-Rescue unveils their newest fire engine to the community with a “Push-In” ceremony. The ceremony will begin at noon on Sunday, Sept. 8, at Fire Station ‪#5, located at 4365 19th St. The station will remain open to the community until 4 p.m. with a number of family friendly activities.

These ceremonies are a common for fire departments across the country, but this will be a first for Boulder Fire-Rescue. “We’re really excited to start a new tradition at our department and really want the community to view this as their fire engine” said Boulder Fire Captain Travis Richen.

The new engine will be backed into the station’s apparatus bay with firefighters and community members helping to roll it back. “It’s symbolic of when the horse drawn steam engines literally had to be pushed backed into the firehouse by firefighters.” explained Richen.

The new piece of fire equipment was custom built in Fort Collins by SVI Trucks. Deputy Fire Chief Holger Durre said a fire engine should be a front-line engine for about 10 years. “Our firefighters do a great job of taking care of the engines on a daily basis so they can be ready to go at a moment’s notice.” The truck enables firefighters to offer an expanded level of emergency medical services and is more environmentally friendly than the unit it is replacing.

“We always enjoy meeting the community and now we want the community to come be a part of this new tradition” said Durre.

Posted Aug. 30, 2019

Media Contact:
Shannon Aulabaugh, Police and Fire PIO, 303-441-3370

Source link