NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) -- An antique fire engine was lost for years. It was located and as of Thursday it's back where it started so long ago.
And it's all just in time for the New Haven Fire Department's 150th anniversary.
It looks like a large toy, especially to the school kids, but the gasoline pumper built in 1909 is an important piece of New Haven firefighting history. And it's finally home, on display at City Hall.
"So it's good to have it home," said Mayor John DeStefano.
If it could talk, the pumper would brag how back then horses would pull it through streets, its hoses attaching to cisterns, its gas engine pumping out the water.
It was likely on scene for the 1910 jail fire postcards capturing the scene that day where six firefighters were killed.
"We assume that this fire engine, which was stationed only four blocks away fought that fire from the beginning," said William Celentano, former fire commissioner, "so that is probably the one story if it could talk, the story it would tell."
What made the engine revolutionary at the time is that once it arrived at the fire scene they could get water onto the flames faster.
As New Haven's Fire Department celebrates 150 years, looking at Engine 9 you realize how far firefighting has come. Better equipment, but in 2012 a more complicated job, not just putting out fires.
"To be quite honest what we do now is we respond to all types of hazards," said Chief Michael Grant, New Haven Fire Dept., "you name the hazard we go to it, whether it's man-made natural type of disaster."
Fully restored, and the job carried a risk then and now.
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The president of Poland is urging Connecticut officials to not impose the death penalty on a former Trumbull man convicted of murder in the deaths of a Bridgeport woman, her 9-year-old daughter and a Milford man.
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A multi-vehicle crash closed part of Interstate 95 in southwestern Connecticut for about two hours as road conditions turned slippery with the arrival of a wintry storm.
I-91 Northbound is closed in Cromwell because of a tractor trailer accident.
A New York man has been charged with attempted assault against two Waterbury police officers who tried to stop him after a home invasion and robbery.
A 72-year-old homeowner has died following a house fire that injured five others, including four firefighters.
Lawmakers in Connecticut and New York are calling on the Federal Railroad Administration to take immediate action to try and prevent another deadly train crash like the one that happened last weekend in New York City.