'Wet-down’ puts new Shelton firefighting vehicles on display

Two new fire ladder trucks were put on display Saturday in Shelton during a “wet-down” at the White Hills Fire Station on School Street. (Photos by Brad Durrell)

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Visitors were able to check out two new aerial ladder trucks — Ladder 51 from the White Hills Fire Company, and Ladder 47 from Pine Rock Park Fire Company.

A large American flag hung from the ladders on the two trucks, parked in front of the fire house.

Showing the commemorative T-shirts being sold at the “wet-down” in Shelton, which highlighted the two new fire trucks, are, from left, Anna Leise Sabatino (her dad, Justin is a Shelton firefighter); Pine Rock Park firefighter Michael Kollar; and Abby Brand (her dad, Jack, is a Shelton firefighter).

Showing the commemorative T-shirts being sold at the “wet-down” in Shelton, which highlighted the two new fire trucks, are, from left, Anna Leise Sabatino (her dad, Justin is a Shelton firefighter); Pine Rock Park firefighter Michael Kollar; and Abby Brand (her dad, Jack, is a Shelton firefighter).

The event allowed people to look at, and learn about, the two new fire vehicles and to talk with volunteer firefighters from Shelton. It attracted people from as far away as New Jersey, many of them volunteer firefighters from other towns.

There also was food and horseshoes, and T-shirts commemorating the two new trucks were available for purchase. The event also was viewed as a recruitment opportunity, with local visitors learning about the work done by Shelton’s volunteer firefighters.

The two new fire trucks on display, with an American flag hanging between the two ladders.

The two new fire trucks on display, with an American flag hanging between the two ladders.

Shelton has the largest volunteer fire department in the state of Connecticut, with four companies — Echo Hose, Huntington, Pine Rock Park and White Hills.

Look for more photos from the Shelton wet-down in the coming days on this website.

 

 

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