Engine 73 Dedication
On May 4th, 2019 Thornton Fire Department dedicated the new Engine 73 with an open house and pancake breakfast. The new engine ceremony started with transferring water from the older Engine 73, which has protected life and property for many years, and a sign of respect as the rig will be moving to become a new unit. Part of the ceremony was the Thornton Firefighters Local 2376 Pipes & Drums, the “wetdown” of the engine, with the blessing and then the “push-in” into the bay for service. The new engine is a 2018 Pierce Velocity with 750 gallon water tank and 1500 gpm pump, the new engine is twin to Engine 71.