ROSELAND, NJ - The Roseland Volunteer Fire Department is inviting the West Essex community to officially welcome their newest Fire Fighting Rescue Pumper at a wetdown this Saturday, Sept. 6. The free event will be held at their firehouse from 3pm to 10pm and all are welcome. Seating with tables and chairs will be inside of the firehouse in case of rain.
The station is located at 300 Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland.
Tickets are not required for the occasion; the event will include unlimited drinks and roast beef sandwiches, hot-dogs and salads available through the purchase of a mug. In addition there will be entertainment from a DJ.
Glass Mug ~ $12
Plastic Mug ~ $8
T-Shirts bearing this logo will also be available for sale for $15.
The new rescue pumper, a 2013 Pierce Impel PUC 1500/600, arrived in Roseland last fall and is still brand new. The department has named it "Squad 2" and requested its purchase after an older outdated model was retired. The new apparatus allows for faster deployment of equipment and resources than the older models. The pumper holds six department members and has within it rescue tools such as the "jaws of life."
Earlier this year, Roseland Fire Captain Doug Yates gave West Essex Now a tour of all that the new rescue pumper offers.
A wetdown is a ritual celebrated by many rescue departments during which a new vehicle is put into commission by anointing it with water sprayed by another rescue apparatus. At Saturday's wetdown the traditional hose fights are expected to take place as neighboring fire departments arrive to anoint the new engine. All guests will be able to get a closer look inside the vehicle as well.
Roseland Volunteer Fire Department
300 Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, New Jersey 07068
The Roseland Fire Department is an all-volunteer department consisting of 39 members who operate out of a single station in Roseland. Their mission includes providing fire and rescue services to the Borough of Roseland, 24 hours a day.