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.