Police & Fire

Photos: Wood-Ridge Fire Department Holds Wetdown for New Firetruck

Wood-Ridge Fire Department hosted a wetdown to celebrate Engine 901, the newest piece of apparatus. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
Township of Washington Fire Department Engine 44 joined the festivities. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
Firefighters welcome the visiting town with a drenching from the fire hoses. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
Even the crew gets soaked. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
Rochelle Park Fire Department Engine 1 joined the wetdown. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
It's a wet welcome for visiting crews. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
Wallington Fire Department Engine 3 came to celebrate the Wood-Ridge wetdown. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
Garfield Fire Department Engine 5 pulled in to the event. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
Neighboring towns and neighboring fire trucks at the Wood-Ridge wetdown. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
Lodi Fire Department Truck 1 visited the Wood-Ridge wetdown. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
Firefighters aim at visiting trucks and crew. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
Wood-Ridge Fire Department Engine 902 provided additional water. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -- Gray skies couldn't dampen the spirits as over 200 residents joined members of the Wood-Ridge Fire Department in christening their first new fire engine since 2012 at Fire Department headquarters on Saturday afternoon.

Engine 901 joined the department's four fire trucks and two EMS vehicles in the fleet. Fire Chief Ken Schulz explained that it has the newest technology in braking, drive train, transmission, safety restraints, onboard cameras and can pump up to 2000 gallons of water per minute. 

Fire departments from surrounding towns sent trucks to the wetdown, including Township of Washington Engine 44, Rochelle Park Engine 1, Wallington Engine 3, Garfield Engine 5, Lodi Truck 1, and Carlstadt, among others.

Wood-Ridge Fire Department is located at 85 Humboldt Street. Its 50 member squad, comprised of fire and EMS volunteers, respond to over 1,000 calls per year.




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