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By Wolfgang Kurtz
LOG Editor 

SFD observes old tradition for new Engine No. 4

 

Out with the old and in with the new as firefighters and associates from the Seward Fire Department and Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Departments push a newly minted fire engine into its bay at the City of Seward fire station.

Out with the old and in with the new as firefighters and associates from the Seward Fire Department and Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Departments push a newly minted fire engine into its bay at the City of Seward fire station. The tradition of pushing a truck into the station dates to the 1800s, when fire wagons were pulled by horses. After returning from a fire, the horses would be unhitched and community members would help firefighters push the wagon back into the station. The 2012 model was assembled by Spencer Manufacturing in Michigan and replaces a 1981 engine that still has some life in it. Fire Chief Dave Squires hopes to pass it along to a deserving fire department, possibly even Lowell Point or Moose Pass, although someone joked that Moose Pass doesn’t like equipment after its been painted red.

Fire Chief Dave Squires hopes to pass it along to a deserving fire department, possibly even Lowell Point or Moose Pass, although someone joked that Moose Pass doesn’t like equipment after its been painted red.

 

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