New fire engine welcomed with ceremonies

by | Jun 7, 2018 | Latest

Taylor Carroll and her daughter, Ava Carroll, dry off the wheel of Princeton FD’s newest fire engine at the dedication ceremony Friday, June 1. They are the wife and daughter of Captain Blake Carroll for Princeton FD. (Wyndi Veigel/The Princeton Herald)

Citizens turned out in full force to welcome Princeton Fire Department’s latest piece of apparatus, a 2016 Rosenbauer Fire Engine.

The fire engine, which replaced the recently retired 2001 PFD fire engine, showcases the fleet’s new paint scheme using red and navy blue with gold lettering.

A wet down and push in ceremony was held Friday, June 1, affording citizens a chance to help wipe down the new engine. It was then pushed backwards into the station by firefighters and citizens embracing a tradition from the 1800s when handdrawn and horsedrawn carts were pushed into the barn after responding to a call.

By Wyndi Veigel • News Editor • [email protected]

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