Push-In Party For Franklin Park’s New Fire Truck

| June 12, 2018

On May 19th Franklin Park’s Fire Department held a Push-In Party for their new fire truck.  By definition a Push-In Party is having the firefighters push the new apparatus into the firehouse. The origin is reported to be from the time of horse drawn equipment which could not be easily be backed into the building by the horses. In some places water from an old unit was transferred to the new apparatus often leading to spillage which then required the unit to be wiped down. In some places when the new engine or piece arrived, one of the mutual aid companies would be given the honor of escorting it to the fire company’s firehouse and placing it in service.

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