Snowmass history: Two shiny new fire engines at the fire department

Volunteers, spectators marveled at new equipment

Aspen Historical Society
The Snowmass fire department tests out new hoses and water pressure, photographed by Alison Ehrlich.
Aspen Historical Society, Aspen Times Collection/Courtesy photo

The Aspen Times recounted the excitement of the latest and greatest updates for the Snowmass-Wildcat Fire District in the April 15, 1971 paper: “The Snowmass-Wildcat Fire District got two new fire engines. Volunteers and spectators turned out for the open house last Saturday to try out or marvel at the shiny equipment. It was like playing with a new toy.”

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