Looking to find a permanent home for Snoqualmie’s original fire engine, members of the Snoqualmie Firefighters Association are auctioning a one-of-a-kind ride in the Railroad Days parade.
As part of their ninth annual fund-raiser breakfast, 7 to 11 a.m. this Saturday, Aug. 2, at the Snoqualmie Fire Station, the association will take bids to put a rider up front, in the officer’s seat, of Snoqualmie’s 1938 engine — the first fire truck the city ever had.
“It’s a piece of history,” said volunteer firefighter Doug McCall.
Funds from the ride will be dedicated to maintaining the engine and finding a new home for it. The previous location recently became unavailable, and the engine is now being kept outside in volunteer firefighter Al Harper’s backyard.
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