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

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