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Watch: Allamuchy Township Fire Department showcases new heavy duty rescue truck with ‘push-in’ ceremony

ALLAMUCHY TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – The Allamuchy Township Fire Department held a traditional ‘push in’ ceremony for its newest 2021 Pierce Velocity Heavy Duty Rescue truck Tuesday.

The “push-in” ceremony dates back more than 100 years to a time before fire trucks were motorized and operated with horse drawn equipment. In those days, firefighters had to actually push their trucks into the station after a call.

This modern-day tradition continues as a new apparatus arrives at its new home, and members “push” the truck into its housing bay.

The new truck is equipped with TNT extrication equipment, Paratech lifting and stabilization equipment, rope and ice rescue equipment, several winch points, and scene lighting and light tower.

Though the truck is built to primarily provide rescue needs, it is still equipped with fire suppression needs; including a 1500gpm pump, a 500gal water tank, 20gal foam cell, 500′ 5″ supply line, 500′ 3″ with preconnected Blitz Fire, and 4 preconnected crosslays.

(Photo Credit | Allamuchy Township Fire Department)

The new truck is replacing their 2002 Smeal Rescue Engine.

This ceremony now sets the path for getting the truck into service, and setting the timeframe for a wetdown event.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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