Acquisition of the truck was two years in the making
The fire service is deeply enriched in tradition and lore. One of the long-standing traditions that began in the 1800s, was when crews returned from a call on horse-drawn apparatus, the animals were unable to back into the station, requiring members to detach the horses and push the apparatus into the bay.
This requirement is obviously no longer needed however, the tradition of pushing apparatus into the bays has stuck around. When fire departments receive a new fire engine or fire truck, members from the department ceremonially push the equipment into the truck bay.
On Friday (July 15), after two years in the making, The Vancouver Fire Department put into service the new Truck 5. Sticking with the long-standing tradition, members of the department and community pushed the new truck into the bay and celebrated putting the truck in service.
The members of the Vancouver Fire Department would like to thank the community for the continued support and allowing us to serve you.
Information provided by Vancouver Fire Department.
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