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Town of Vernon Wetdown Ceremony Sept. 30, 2012
Date: 9/30/2012 Album ID: 1542411
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(Photos by Jim Michaud - jmichaud@journalinquirer.com)
Firefighter Craig Bowman, and behind him Capt. Scott Sheperd, all smiles as they get wet  from water being poured down on from their sister ladder company, as they push the new Engine 541 into quarters, during a wet down ceremony, Sunday, Sept. 30, on Prospect Street in 124 year old fire house on Prospect Street in Rockville.  The station, also known as the Fitton Hose Company,  once had horse drawn pumpers while known than as the Rockville Fire Department.  Rockville Fire  merged with the Vernon Fire Department in 1980 to form the Town of Vernon Fire Department of today.  (Jim Michaud/Journal Inquirer)
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 One of the more colorful fire companies in Vernon, members of station 541, light up a cigar celebrating  new Engine 541, during a wet down ceremony for three new pieces of equipment, Sunday, Sept. 30, in front of their historic 124 year old fire house on Prospect Street in Rockville.  The station, also known as the Fitton Hose Company,  once had horse drawn pumpers while known than as the Rockville Fire Department.  Rockville Fire  merged with the Vernon Fire Department in 1980 to form the Town of Vernon Fire Department of today. Seen here from foreground, Kevin Bowman, Collin Plante and Jeff Bifolck.   (Jim Michaud/Journal Inquirer)
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Capt. of Rescue 141, Capt. Steve Landry,foreground,  is all smiles as he pushes in his new piece known to members as Rescue 1, as retired Capt. Pat Aldrich, left, who was among the original members of the rescue company and first woman captain to lead a company in Vernon,  enjoys the moment as well, during the wet down ceremony, Sunday, Sept, 30, 2012. also in the photo is firefighter Chris Pearson.  (Jim Michaud/Journal Inquirer)
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A more formal approach is taken by members of station 141 as members stand  in formation as company Lt. John Andreson breaks the a bottle of champagne on Engine 141, at Vernon Station 141 on Hartford Tpke. The two engines and one heavy rescue replace equipment that was 20 years old or older, a typical life time for fire apparatus.  The rescue and and pumper at station 141 and a pumper at station 541 on Prospect Street in the Rockville section of town. The wet down ceremony dates back to horse drawn fire apparatus being replaced by newer ones. (Jim Michaud/Journal Inquirer)
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Company members and others push in the  the new Engine 541, during a wet down ceremony for three new pieces of equipment, Sunday, Sept. 30, in front of their historic 124 year old fire house on Prospect Street in Rockville.  The station, also known as the Fitton Hose Company,  once had horse drawn pumpers while known than as the Rockville Fire Department.  Rockville Fire  merged with the Vernon Fire Department in 1980 to form the Town of Vernon Fire Department of today.    (Jim Michaud/Journal
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Retired Town of Vernon Firefighters Dick Carpenter, foreground,  and Barry Sheperd, break a bottle of champagne on the new Engine 541, during a wet down ceremony for three new pieces of equipment, Sunday, Sept. 30, at Vernon Station 141 on Hartford Tpke. The two engines and one heavy rescue replace equipment that was 20 years old or older, a typical life time for fire apparatus.  The rescue and and pumper at station 141 and a pumper at station 541 on Prospect Street in the Rockville section of town. The wet down ceremony dates back to horse drawn fire apparatus being replaced by newer ones. (Jim Michaud/Journal Inquirer)
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 Under stream of water from it's sister ladder  company,  the new Engine 541, is pushed into it's quarters by her members, during a wet down ceremony for three new pieces of equipment, Sunday, Sept. 30, on Prospect Street in 124 year old fire house on Prospect Street in Rockville.  The station, also known as the Fitton Hose Company,  once had horse drawn pumpers while known than as the Rockville Fire Department.  Rockville Fire  merged with the Vernon Fire Department in 1980 to form the Town of Vernon Fire Department of today.  (Jim Michaud/Journal 
Rockville.  (Jim Michaud/Journal Inquirer)
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Vernon firefighter Ron Scussel of Engine 241, wets down  the new Engine 141, during a wet down ceremony for three new pieces of equipment, Sunday, Sept. 30, at Vernon Station 141 on Hartford Tpke. The two engines and one heavy rescue replace equipment that was 20 years old or older, a typical life time for fire apparatus.  The rescue and and pumper at station 141 and a pumper at station 541 on Prospect Street in the Rockville section of town. The wet down ceremony dates back to horse drawn fire apparatus being replaced by newer ones. (Jim Michaud/Journal Inquirer)
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 The new Engine 541, during a wet down ceremony for three new pieces of equipment, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, in front of the 124 year old fire house on Prospect Street in Rockville.  The station, also known as the Fitton Hose Company,  once had horse drawn pumpers while known than as the Rockville Fire Department.  Rockville Fire  merged with the Vernon Fire Department in 1980 to form the Town of Vernon Fire Department of today.    (Jim Michaud/Journal
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