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“Put the Wet Stuff on the Red Stuff”

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In 2004 the Aspen Fire Protection District produced this 48-minute documentary on the history of the Aspen Fire Department and it's evolution through the years.

The AFD traces its roots back to the silver boom days in Aspen. In 1881 the town devoted $200.00 to provide a fire department.

Written by Ben Gagnon, narrated by Jimmy Ibbotson, and produced by Darryl Grob, this film provides a glimpse into this extraordinary organization.

The documentary can be viewed below.

DVDs are also available for purchase through the Fire District Office for $20.00 plus shipping. Contact (970) 925-5532 for information.

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