Above, among those at the Shelton Fire Department’s “wet-down” on Aug. 9 were Alderman Anthony F. Simonetti, on far left, and members of the Scarpulla family of West New York,  N.J. — from left, Marshall, 11, Leonardo, 15, dad Al, and Edward, 9. (Photos by Brad Durrell)

“We like coming to wet-downs,” Al Scarpulla said of the family outing.

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

The event took place at the White Hills Fire Station on School Street.