San Andreas Fire Protection District paraded equipment from three centuries during Wednesday’s Independence Day celebration in Mokelumne Hill. Engine 165, the department’s newest, led the group. Next was Engine 163, which dates to the previous century. Finally came Blue Boy, a hand pumper from purchased in 1862.
Blue Boy, a San Andreas Fire Protection District hand pumper, was built in 1862.
The procession departs San Andreas to head to the parade in Mokelumne Hill.
Caleb Wickham at the wheel of SAFPD Engine 163.
San Andreas Fire personnel wait for the parade to begin.
Engine 165 turns onto Main Street in Mokelumne Hill.
Smiles and waves greeted the crew on Engine 165.
Some SAFPD recruits are very young.
Children of firefighters test the sound system in Engine 165.
Firefighter Keifer Minehart, recently back from a strike team assignment, smiles from the cab of engine 163.
Throngs packed Main Street for the parade.
Firefighters wave from the trailer carrying the historic Blue Boy hand pumper.