THE EL PASO FIRE DEPARTMENT TO HOST CEREMONY WELCOMING NEW QUINT UNIT TO DEPARTMENT FLEET

8/27/2018 5:44 PM
City of El Paso Seal
August 27, 2018 l News Release

THE EL PASO FIRE DEPARTMENT TO HOST CEREMONY WELCOMING NEW QUINT UNIT TO DEPARTMENT FLEET

 
EL PASO, Texas – The El Paso Fire Department is proud to announce that the department’s newest Quint unit is ready to join the City’s existing fleet. A “Wet-Down” ceremony will be held to welcome Quint 35, and the community is invited to participate by helping spray it down.
 
This type of ceremony is a fire department tradition across the country in which new units are sprayed down, hand dried, and then pushed into the station. The tradition dates back to the late 1800’s when departments used horses to pull fire trucks to fires. After fighting the fire, the crews would then wash and ready the horses and the apparatus in preparation for the next call. 
 
In addition to the ceremony, EPFD’s Fire Prevention Division will be on-site to share fire prevention tips with citizens and signing up households to receive a free smoke alarm with installation included.
 
 
WHAT:    Quint 35 Wet-Down Ceremony
 
WHEN:    September 1, 2018 - 9:00AM
 
WHERE:  EPFD Station 35 – 12230 Pine Springs Dr, El Paso, Texas 79936.
  
 
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Media Contact: Enrique D. Aguilar 
Fire Public Information Officer
(915) 212-5665
aguilardex@elpasotexas.gov
 

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