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Airway Heights dedicates new engine

Staff Reporter


Last updated 2/7/2019 at 5:05pm

On Thursday, Jan. 29, volunteers with the Airway H eights Fire Department welcomed their new fire engine into service, soaping and rinsing the vehicle despite the bitter chill and then physically pushing it inside the fire station in a ritual that’s been performed for more than 100 years.

The traditional fire apparatus dedication ceremony took place with firefighters and family members alike bundled up against a cold that froze the soap to the engine faster than volunteers could wash it off. But the freezing temperatures didn’t seem to dampen spirits as fire service workers and communi...

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