1942 Sterling fire engine to be moved to final resting spot at new Summit Fire admin building | SummitDaily.com

1942 Sterling fire engine to be moved to final resting spot at new Summit Fire admin building

FRISCO — Even fire engines have to retire. The 1942 Sterling fire engine was purchased by Summit Fire and EMS for $1 from the Summit Historical Society and resides at the Keystone fire station, part of the Lake Dillon Fire Protection District.

When in use, firefighters would have to roll-start the engine. If it didn’t start before reaching the bottom of Buffalo Drive, the engine couldn’t be used at the fire. Of course, the Lake Dillon fire district has since updated its fire engines, but the 1942 engine has remained as a piece of history. 

Summit Fire plans to move the historic engine from the Keystone fire station to the lobby of the Summit Fire administration building in Frisco beginning at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7. The lobby will serve as the engine’s “final destination,” according to spokesman Steve Lipsher.

The engine will head down U.S. Highway 6, travel along the Dillon Dam Road to Summit Boulevard and make its way to the administration building. Lipsher noted in an email that the plan is dependent on weather and “engine temperament.”

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