HomeIntroducing the Ken Freiberg Fire Museum at the Carl Nelson Fire Station!

Introducing the Ken Freiberg Fire Museum at the Carl Nelson Fire Station!

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Thornton Fire Station 1, "The Pit," in the 1960's before the second bay was added.  Now named the Carl Nelson Fire Station, it is situated on Dorothy Blvd across from Nagel Dr.

Named in honor of the first volunteer fire chief, Ken Freiberg, and the first paid fire chief, Carl Nelson, the Carl Nelson Fire Station on Dorothy Boulevard is beginning a new chapter. Also known as "The Pit," Thornton's first official fire station has a rich history as a cornerstone of the early Thornton community. This beloved station will now serve the community as a museum to honor and share the experiences, accomplishments, and legacies of the Thornton Fire Department.

   

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Stay tuned for updates, and get ready to experience Thornton's history like never before! 

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Thornton's 1928 American LaFrance Fire Engine at a local shed fire in the 1960's

We would love to hear from you! If you would like to provide feedback or if you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Ashley Milligan at ashley.milligan@thorntonco.gov

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The unofficial logo of Thornton Fire Station 1, "The Pit"