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For the U.S. Navy ceremony, see Wetting-down.
Great River Fire Department's first due engine being wetdown.

A wetdown is a ritual celebrated by many volunteer fire departments in the United States in which squads of firefighters from neighboring towns ritualistically commission a new fire apparatus by anointing it with water sprayed from the visitors' firefighting equipment.

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Butler Eagle (subscription)
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:07:30 -0700

Fire Chief Bill Hayes said various fire departments will participate in the traditional wetdown ritual, in which the department's 2014 Seagrave Attacker HD Pumper will be soaked by the neighboring trucks' hoses. Firefighters will then push the truck ...
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