WEST CALDWELL, NJ - This Saturday, the West Essex First Aid Squad will be welcoming a new ambulance, 772, with a traditional "Wetdown" at the squad building.
Saturday's event runs from 5pm to 11pm and will include a large party with food and drinks along with music, a photo booth and dancing. The rescue squad building is located at 642 Bloomfield Avenue, West Caldwell.
A wetdown is a ritual celebrated by many volunteer fire departments and rescue squads when a new truck is put into commission; the local firefighters spray it thoroughly with their equipment and neighboring towns join in the celebration.
West Essex First Aid Squad Crew Chief and Wetdown Committee Chair
"So don't forget - this Saturday's the big day!" Striziver added.
West Essex First Aid Squad
President: George Carnrick, Jr.
Captain: David Black
642 Bloomfield Avenue
West Caldwell, NJ 07006