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  • BOULDER,CO-August 12: Firemen and others push ...

    Firefighters and others push in the new engine on August 12, 2022. Boulder Fire/Rescue had a ceremony christening a new, state of the art fire engine. Crews and community members washed the engine and pushed it backwards into a bay in a tradition dating back to the 1800s. Boulder Station 2 is the designated primary location for this apparatus, The 2502 engine will be equipped to respond to local emergency needs for the CU Boulder and University Hill area. (Cliff Grassmick/Staff Photographer)

  • BOULDER,CO-August 12: Fireman Dzuy Than, left, ...

    Boulder Fire-Rescue firefighter Dzuy Than, left, lets his daughter Zaylie, 5, check out the new Engine 2502 at Station 2 on Friday. (Cliff Grassmick/Staff Photographer)

  • BOULDER,CO-August 12:Captain Cameron Knapp explains the ...

    Captain Cameron Knapp explains the history behind pushing in a firetruck. Boulder Fire-Rescue had a ceremony christening a new, state of the art fire engine. Crews and community members washed the engine and pushed it backwards into a bay in a tradition dating back to the 1800s. Boulder Station 2 is the designated primary location for this apparatus, The 2502 engine will be equipped to respond to local emergency needs for the CU Boulder and University Hill area. (Cliff Grassmick/Staff Photographer)

  • BOULDER,CO-August 12: Firemen and others push ...

    Firefighters and others push in the new engine on August 12, 2022. Boulder Fire-Rescue had a ceremony christening a new, state of the art fire engine. Crews and community members washed the engine and pushed it backwards into a bay in a tradition dating back to the 1800s. Boulder Station 2 is the designated primary location for this apparatus, The 2502 engine will be equipped to respond to local emergency needs for the CU Boulder and University Hill area. (Cliff Grassmick/Staff Photographer)

  • BOULDER,CO-August 12: Boulder Fire/Rescue had a ...

    Boulder Fire-Rescue had a ceremony christening a new, state of the art fire engine. Crews and community members washed the engine and pushed it backwards into a bay in a tradition dating back to the 1800s. Boulder Station 2 is the designated primary location for this apparatus, The 2502 engine will be equipped to respond to local emergency needs for the CU Boulder and University Hill area. (Cliff Grassmick/Staff Photographer)

  • BOULDER,CO-August 12:Firemen and others push in ...

    Firefigthers and others push in the new engine on August 12, 2022. Boulder Fire-Rescue christened a new, state-of-the-art fire engine with a push-in ceremony that included crews and community members washing the engine and pushing it backwards into a bay in a tradition dating back to the 1800s. Boulder Station 2 is the designated primary location for Engine 2502. It is equipped to respond to local emergency needs for the CU Boulder and University Hill area.(Cliff Grassmick/Staff Photographer)

  • BOULDER,CO-August 12:Captain Cameron Knapp christens the ...

    Captain Cameron Knapp christens the new fire engine. Boulder Fire-Rescue had a ceremony christening a new, state of the art fire engine. Crews and community members washed the engine and pushed it backwards into a bay in a tradition dating back to the 1800s. Boulder Station 2 is the designated primary location for this apparatus, The 2502 engine will be equipped to respond to local emergency needs for the CU Boulder and University Hill area. (Cliff Grassmick/Staff Photographer)

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Editor’s note: This article has been corrected to refer to employees for Boulder Fire-Rescue as firefighters.

Boulder Fire-Rescue firefighters and others push in the new Engine 2502 on Friday at Station 2. The new, state-of-the-art fire engine was christened with a push-in ceremony that included crews and community members washing the engine and pushing it backwards into a bay in a tradition dating back to the 1800s. Boulder Station 2, serving the University of Colorado Boulder and University Hill, is the designated primary location for Engine 2502, which is equipped with battery-powered extrication equipment for responding to vehicle accidents, additional turning signals, a hose-bed cover due to frequent high winds and tie-offs for rope rescue calls in the Flatirons. The fully equipped engine cost approximately $800,000.

BOULDER,CO-August 12: Fireman Dzuy Than, left, ...
Boulder Fire-Rescue firefighter Dzuy Than, left, lets his daughter Zaylie, 5, check out the new Engine 2502 at Station 2 on Friday. (Cliff Grassmick/Staff Photographer)

Boulder Fire-Rescue firefighter Dzuy Than, left, lets his daughter Zaylie, 5, check out the new Engine 2502 at Station 2 on Friday.

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