• June 25, 2018

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Taking restored history for a joy ride

Salida Fire Chief Doug Bess, right, and his stepfather, Jerry Henderson, a former Salida fire captain, take a seat in the restored 1911 Kissel fire truck. It was Salida’s first mechanized fire truck. The previous equipment was a horse and hose cart.

A piece of Salida history came home Friday as Doug Klink, restoration expert with Reliance Fire Museum in Estes Park, delivered the restored 1911 Kissel fire truck just in time for the FIBArk parade.

Salida Fire Chief Doug Bess beamed as he and his stepfather, Jerry Henderson, a former Salida Fire Department captain, seated themselves in the truck with Bess in the driver’s seat.

“This is history,” Bess said. “This is tradition.”

The restored truck represents a dream come true for Henderson and other “old-timers” with the department, including several who have died since hopes for restoring the truck began several years ago.

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