Snohomish gets new fire rig

  • Wed Mar 5th, 2014 3:16pm
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Herald Staff

SNOHOMISH — A traditional ceremony marked the arrival of a new fire engine in Snohomish on Feb. 18.

The 2013 Spartan fire engine came from South Dakota and cost $433,000, according to Snohomish County Fire District 4 in Snohomish.

It replaced a 1995 International engine that will become a reserve vehicle.

The ceremony, called a “push in,” has firefighters hand-pushing a new vehicle backward into the fire station. The ceremony dates back to when fire departments used horse-drawn rigs.

The engine will be assigned to the Three Lakes Station, 6724 171st Ave. SE.