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. 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.