Police & Fire

It'll Be Wet and Wild in Downtown Scotch Plains as SPFD Launches New Truck

A photo of a "Wet Down" event held in Clark last year. Scotch Plains-Fanwood will hold host its "Wetdown" event Saturday, July 23. Credits: Clark FD
Upclose view of new Fanwood firetruck Credits: Scotch Plains Fire Department
The wetdown will occur on Saturday, July 23 to introduce the new firetruck Credits: Scotch Plains Fire Department
Wolf Creek will perform at the Scotch Plains Wetdown on Saturday, July 23
Engine 1684

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Fire Department will host a "wetdown" for its newest apparatus, Engine 1684, on Saturday, July 23, from 12:00 Noon to 4:00 p.m. in the Scotch Plains Municipal Lot.

A wetdown is a dedication/celebration of a new fire vehicle. Fire departments from nearby towns come and “wet down” the new vehicle by spraying it with water from their engines or trucks. It is an opportunity for local residents to come out and see the new engine, as well as meet and speak with members of the SPFD.

Live music will be performed by local band Wolf Creek, there will be bounce houses for the children and food and beverages available. There is a $15 entrance fee which includes all of the above as well as a plastic Engine 1684 Wetdown mug.

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Plastic Mug: $15 includes wristband, beer, water, food & bounce house entry.
Commemorative Ceramic mug: $25 includes a wristband, beer, water, food & bounce house entry.

Children 12 years & under are no charge & will be issued a wristband with a paying adult.

SPFD operates from two stations, one on the Northside (Station #161) on Senger Place (behind the Scotch Plains Municipal Building) and one on the Southside (Station #162) at the corner of South Martine Ave. and Raritan Road.

The money raised by the event support the Scotch Plains Volunteer Firefighters Association. 

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