The Escondido Firefighters’ Association and Escondido Police Officers Association Friday night sponsored the 16th Annual Fire Truck/Public Safety Night and September 11th Tribute at Cruisin’ Grand.
Oneof the most popular vehicles at the event was the 1902 American Fire Engine Company horse-drawn steam fire engine of the California State Firefighters’ Association.
Anotherfavorite was the Hubert Family Hose Wagon.
Both engines gave spectators the chance to experience of the excitement of bells clanging, steam billowing, and three mighty horsespulling this example of early 1900’s American engineering down Grand Avenue.
Also featured was the Escondido Fire Department’s 1926 American La France “Ol’ Betsy”, and the Firefighters’Association 1956 Crown Coach Ford Fire Engine.
A 30 foot long piece of World Trade Center Steel was also on display for the solemn observance.