City of Milton Fire Department Deploys New Fire Engine

Published on November 08, 2012 with No Comments

The City of Milton Fire Department proudly held a traditional housing to place their newest fire engine in service.  This new engine, a Custom Rescue Pumper, from Sunbelt Fire Apparatus in Fairhope, Alabama, built by Emergency-One Fire Apparatus of Ocala, Florida.

 “This new engine is specifically designed to meet the operational needs of protecting the City of Milton from fire and other emergencies,” said Fire Chief John E. Reble.  “It incorporates many of the beneficial features of our existing front-line engine, while adding several new capabilities and increased equipment storage,” Reble said.

 The housing ceremony included the “push in” of the new engine.  This tradition dates back to the early 1800’s, when horse drawn fire engines had to be pushed by hand back into their stalls.  When a fire company placed a new engine in service, the members of the mutual aid fire companies would gather and push the new engine into the station for the first time.

 Members of the public attended the program and examined this new equipment.  The Fire Station was open for tours following the ceremony.

 

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