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Big Crowd Gathered For Official “Wetdown Party” For Fire Engine 7

The Estes Park Volunteer Fire Department (EPVFD) held an open house on Saturday, August 29 at the Dannels Fire Station to hold a traditional “Wetdown” of the new fire Engine  #7 as it officially went into service.

Free hot dogs, chips and ice cream were served, balloons and prizes were given away and Sparky the Fire Dog was there to teach kids about fire safety.

Visitors got a close look at Engine 7 and other firefighting apparatus, including a beautiful, fully restored antique steam driven pumper owned by firefighter Doug Klink, which officially ‘wetdown’ the new truck.

A Wetdown is a ritual celebrated by many volunteer fire departments in the United States in which firefighters commission a new fire apparatus by anointing it with water sprayed by another apparatus.

The Estes Park Volunteer Fire Department (EPVFD) held an open house on Saturday, August 29 at the Dannels Fire Station to hold a traditional “Wetdown” of the new fire Engine  #7 as it officially went into service.
Free hot dogs, chips and ice cream were served, balloons and prizes were given away and Sparky the Fire Dog was there to teach kids about fire safety.
Visitors got a close look at Engine 7 and other firefighting apparatus, including a beautiful, fully restored antique steam driven pumper owned by firefighter Doug Klink, which officially ‘wetdown’ the new truck.
A Wetdown is a ritual celebrated by many volunteer fire departments in the United States in which firefighters commission a new fire apparatus by anointing it with water sprayed by another apparatus.

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