Everett - The Everett Fire Department invites the public to join fire personnel at the rolling-in ceremony for its new fire engine on Monday, Nov. 5 at 5:30 p.m. at Fire Station 6, located at 9520 Evergreen Way.
“We honor our past by continuing the rolling-in tradition with our new apparatus,” says Everett Fire Chief Dave DeMarco. “The new engine will serve our Everett residents and community for years to come.”
The rolling-in ceremony is an old tradition dating back to the 1830’s during the days when horse-drawn fire equipment was used and could not be easily backed into the station. The horse teams were disconnected from the equipment and the firefighters would push the equipment back into the station.
The new engine is replacing a rig that has served the community for over 20 years. The truck has improved safety features that were not available when the city purchased its current truck from years ago.
The event at Fire Station 6 will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 5 with an opportunity for community members to come explore the new engine and enjoy celebratory cake and light refreshments. There will be a ceremonial champagne christening to invite good luck before the roll-in. Parking is available at the neighboring Everett Public Library Evergreen Branch, located at 9512 Evergreen Way.
For more information on the Everett Fire Department, visit www.everettwa.gov/fire.