A firehouse tradition
Last updated 11/2/2021 at 10:03pm
Fountain Fire held its first ever fire engine push-in ceremony last week, literally and symbolically ushering its newest investment to its new home at Station 1.
The tradition of a push-in ceremony dates back to horse-drawn engine days, Fire Chief James Maxon explained. City officials joined firefighters to push it into the bay, and then they watched demonstrations of the vehicle's abilities and learned about all the bells and whistles.
The new custom-built engine is one of Maxon's favorite fire truck projects to date. The engine has state-of-the-art compressed air firefighting foam (PFAS-f...