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Event to benefit Carson City Fire Museum
by Tribune Staff
Sep 18, 2011 | 395 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
CARSON CITY — Live music and the unveiling of a recently restored piece of antique fire equipment will be featured Friday in the Nevada Room at the Governor’s Mansion to benefit Carson City’s firefighting museum.

Tickets to the event cost $30 each and benefit Warren Engine Company No. 1, the oldest continuously operating volunteer fire department on the West Coast. The event will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. and will include a no-host bar, catered hors oeuvres and a silent auction. Because of limited seating, reservations should be made soon by calling 882-3868 or 882-8026.

The evening’s program will include speakers who will talk briefly about the history of Warren Engine Company and the prospects of enlarging its fire museum currently housed at the Carson City Fire Department station at 777 S. Stewart St. The museum highlights Carson City’s fire heritage and boasts a collection of antique firefighting equipment and relics from Warren Engine Co. No. 1’s storied past, as well as artifacts from Carson City’s other volunteer companies: Curry Engine Co. No. 2 and S.T. Swift Engine Co. No. 3.

The evening will include the unveiling of a circa-1900 chemical fire engine, restored recently in Las Vegas. Chemical fire engines were in use in the United States from 1872 into the 1930s. The restored cart will be added to the Warren Engine Company museum.

The Mike and the Liabilities Band, led by retired Carson City District Court Judge Mike Griffin, will provide music for the evening and local professional photographer Lisa J. Tolda will be on hand to take pictures of those wishing to pose with Warren Engine Company’s 1927 Seagrave fire engine in front of the mansion, or with the restored chemical cart inside the Nevada Room.

For more information, contact Sue Morrow at 775-882-3868.

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