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For the U.S. Navy ceremony, see Wetting-down. For the ceremonial water salute given to vehicles, including ships and airplanes, see Water salute.
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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New Jersey Hills
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:25:29 -0700

A tradition among volunteer fire departments across the United State is a “wetdown” when a new piece of apparatus arrives. The receiving departments throw a party and invite both the community and area fire departments to attend and during the course ...
 
Catskill Daily Mail
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:00:00 -0700

Taking advantage of the dry late-summer weather, state Department of Transportation crews “sweep” the Route 9W bridge that crosses over the CSX railroad tracks in Catskill with a water-spray truck and a few high-pressure handheld water guns.

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Chargerbulletin
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:15:00 -0700

The Lambda Wetdown is a LAU tradition that started in 2001. “It originated in our Beta chapter, which is in Rochester, NY,” said Christian Tabares, the treasurer of LAU. “Basically every other undergrad chapter has taken this event and incorporated it ...

TheAlternativePress.com

TheAlternativePress.com
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 01:59:07 -0700

ROSELAND, NJ - The Roseland Volunteer Fire Department held a traditional “wetdown” at its 300 Eagle Rock Ave. facility on Saturday to celebrate the arrival of a new rescue engine. A wetdown is a fire department tradition in which a new vehicle is ...

Packet Online

Packet Online
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:06:21 -0700

MONTGOMERY: Good, clean fun at wetdown · PRINCETON: Accountant pleads not guilty to stealing $180K. TOP STORIES. PRINCETON: PETA alleges monkey mistreatment at university HILLSBOROUGH: Teen boy charged with reckless manslaughter ...
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