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9-11 firefighters honored in ‘Grand’ style



A 1902 American Fire Engine Company horse-drawn steam fire engine of the California State Firefighters’ Association.

A 1902 American Fire Engine Company horse-drawn steam fire engine of the California State Firefighters’ Association.

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.

One

 

 

of 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.

Another

 

 

favorite 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 horses

 

 

pulling 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.






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