The High Springs Fire Department (HSFD) will hold a “Push-In Ceremony” for its newest two trucks on Tuesday, March 14.
The event will start at 9:30 a.m. at the HSFD located at 18586 NW 238th St.
A new Heavy Rescue 29, a 2023 E-One Cyclone custom chassis rescue, will replace Squad 29, a 2006 Kenworth commercial cab light rescue unit. The new unit will increase capabilities over its predecessor including rescues from sinkholes, roofs, trees or major accidents involving farm equipment or large commercial vehicles.
The second vehicle is the new Engine 29, a 2023 E-One Cyclone custom chassis pumper, that will replace a 2012 Pierce/Kenworth commercial cab pumper. Engine 29 will respond to fires, vehicle accidents and medical emergencies.
The traditional “push-in” dates to the 1800s when the fire apparatus were horse-drawn and firefighters would have to unhitch the horses and push the apparatus back into the station after returning from a call. While motorized fire apparatus does not need to be pushed back into the station, the tradition lives on.