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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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TXK Today
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:26:15 -0700

Yesterday the City of Texarkana, Texas held a wetdown ceremony at station #5 for the new Quint 5 truck that was just put into service. According to Fire Chief Eric Schlotter the new Quint concept plan has allowed them to go from 9 staffed vehicle to 6 ...
Independent Press - NJ.com
Sat, 07 Sep 2013 16:28:02 -0700

NEW PROVIDENCE — Engine #4, a 2013 Pierce Velocity Pumper, was officially welcomed into service on Saturday, Sept. 7, with a wetdown. Engines from the Chatham, Liberty Corner and Phillipsburg fire departments gave the engine a good soaking.
Independent Press - NJ.com
Fri, 06 Sep 2013 14:25:45 -0700

The department is holding a wetdown for Engine No. 4 from 4 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, Sept. 7, at the firehouse, 175 Floral Ave., rain or shine. The engine, a 2013 Pierce Velocity Pumper, arrived in July, but everyone knows the christening by ...
Thu, 07 Mar 2013 06:37:39 -0800

On Sunday morning at 11 a.m., Floodlight Rescue Co. No. 1 of the Rockville Centre Fire Department celebrated its newest ambulance with a traditional “Wetdown” Ceremony. The new ambulance actually went into service a little more than four weeks ago.
The Escapist
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 06:26:15 -0800

Go behind the scenes of Gear in our interview with filmmakers Kevin Adams and Joseph Ksander. If you enjoyed the Prototype film Gear, let's take a look behind the scenes with filmmakers Kevin Adams and Joseph Ksander, who co-wrote and co-directed the ...
The Star-Ledger
Thu, 05 Jun 2014 09:30:08 -0700

A 16-second video of volunteer firefighters in Washington Township participating in the "cold water challenge" using high-powered water hoses has made its rounds on YouTube and may cost those who participated. John Hoffman, the fire district chief in ...


Mon, 05 May 2014 05:45:00 -0700

SHOUT OUT: Fair Lawn Fire Company 4 introduces its new engine to the community this Saturday with a wetdown featuring food, soft drinks, beer, firefighters from around the region and the well-known cover band The Nerds. Area companies will welcome ...
FOX 10 News Phoenix
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:52:53 -0700

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