Newberry Fire Department to host traditional “Push-in Ceremony” for new fire truck

Press release from Newberry Fire Department

NEWBERRY, Fla. – The City of Newberry Fire Department invites the public to join them for a “Push-In Ceremony” for the new Quint 28 on Saturday, August 19, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. at the Newberry Fire Department, 310 NW 250th Street in Newberry.  

The act of “pushing-in” fire apparatus traces its roots back to the 1800s when firefighters would have to unhitch the horses and push the apparatus back into the station after returning from a call. With the advent of motorized fire apparatus, the need to push apparatus into the station was no longer necessary, but the tradition lives on. 

The new Quint 28, a 2023 E-One Typhoon custom chassis quint truck, replaces a 1999 Southern Coach. A quintuple combination pumper, or quint for short, derives its name from the five functions the truck can provide – pump, water tank, fire hose, aerial device, and ladders. The new Quint 28 is poised to serve the citizens and visitors of Newberry for the next twenty years.