Calera community pushes in new fire engines

By Jessica Breger Staff Writer jbreger@civitasmedia.com

March 15, 2014

The Calera Community helped welcome two new fire engines to the Calera Fire-Rescue station Friday March 14.

Calera Elementary students and other community members gathered at the Calera Fire-Rescue station to help push in the two new trucks as is tradition in the fire service world.

Calera Fire Chief Brian Norton said this dates back to the days of horse drawn fire “carriages” when the community would push the carriages back into the station after a fire to get them ready for service again.

Norton says now a community push signifies that new fire engines are ready for service. Norton revealed that the he has never been part of a push before because the station hasn’t had new trucks arrive since the 1980s.

Two of these 1980s model trucks were replaced by the new engines and Norton said he is proud to see this replacement finally happen.

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