Summit Fire displays antique 1942 fire engine at admin building

FRISCO — An old piece of the county’s history is now on display at the new Summit Fire and EMS administration building.

On Monday morning, a group of Summit Fire officials moved a classic, antique Sterling fire engine from the district’s fire station in Keystone to the new administration building at the County Commons in Frisco. The engine, built in 1942, was driven down U.S. Highway 6 and across the Dillon Dam Road — maxing out at about 35 mph — and into the lobby of the administration building, where it will be preserved.

“We’re putting it in the new admin building along with some memorabilia to commemorate our past and all our consolidations,” Summit Fire Chief Jeff Berino said. “We’ve got some antique fire equipment we’ll put on it, and slowly but surely we’ll get it looking good. But we’ve got to capture our history. Summit Fire is comprised of six former districts. And we’re glad the one Dillon engine is still here.”

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