Tradition at Vernon Firehall

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Vernon Fire Rescue Services invites the community to join the City of Vernon in celebrating two new fire trucks being put into service. On Saturday, November 16th, a traditional push-in ceremony and public open house will be held at Fire Station #1 downtown.  Everyone is welcome.

Date:          Saturday, November 16
Time:         10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location:  Fire Station #1
                    3401 30 Street, Vernon BC

A push-in ceremony involves members of Council and firefighters pushing the apparatus into the bay, remembering the days when horse drawn fire engines had to be pushed back into their stations after a fire.

In October the fire department received delivery of two new Pierce fire apparatus. A new fire engine will perform a dual function and replace both a 34-year-old engine and a 17-year-old rescue truck. The new ladder truck replaces its 28-year-old predecessor.