Community Helps With Rolling-In Of Newest Everett Fire Truck

September 30, 2019

Everett Fire

Before the ceremony Firefighters showed off the new rig and equipment

Everett Fire Chief Dave DeMarco explains the history of the “rolling-in” ceremony.

Before the roll-in the wheels of the engine are cleaned.

Battalion Chief Bob Edgley christens the new Engine 4 with champagne.

Community members assist firefighters in “rolling-in” the engine into the station for the first time.

One final push and the new Engine 4 is home.

A couple of years ago the City of Everett was awarded a grant of over $900,000.00 to help with the purchase of two new fire engines to replace older models.

The first of those two engines was “rolled-in” to its new home at Fire Station 4 off Glenwood Avenue Monday evening.

The tradition, which includes washing the tires and a christening of champagne dates back to the 1890s here in Everett.

If you missed this event here are a few photos, just click to enlarge.

There will also be another chance coming up this week to help roll-in a new Everett Fire Engine.

That will happen at Station 5 located on the corner of Beverly Boulevard and Madison this Sunday, October 6th.

To mark Fire Prevention Week the Everett Fire Department is hosting an open house at Station 5 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Along with the “rolling in” there will be a host of other activities celebrating the theme
Not every hero wears a cape. Plan and Practice your Escape!

• Come dressed as your favorite SUPERHERO!
• Visit your firefighters and neighborhood fire station
• Compete in the Junior Firefighter Challenge
• Plan your home fire escape plan and learn safety tips
• See CPR and rescue demonstrations
• Play games and win prizes
• Enjoy free pizza, sponsored by Domino’s Pizza

Again the open house is this Sunday at Station 5 on the corner of Madison and Beverly Boulevard.



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