Engine 12 Christening
The West Metro Fire Rescue christen their new Engine 12 on October 8th, 2022 at Station 12, 9990 W. Alamo Place in Littleton with a dedication ceremony. The new engine was put into service with a couple of the fire service traditions. First with a bucket brigade that carried a bucket of water from the old engine to the new one with the water being poured into the tank. Then, the new engine got a wash down and dry, both signifying the passing of the old engine to the new. The tradition of a wash-down (or wet-down) dates back to the late 1800s when fire departments used horses to pull fire apparatus to fires. After fighting the fire, the crews would wash and ready the horses and the apparatus in preparation for the next call. Engine 12 is a 2022 Pierce Velocity, 1250 gpm pump, 500-gallon water tank with foam. Additional information provided by West Metro Fire Rescue. For more information on upcoming events, check out the 5280Fire Calendar.