Deka Lake & District Volunteer Fire Department held a push-in ceremony to welcome a new fire truck, reports 100 Mile Free Press.
The fire department posted to Facebook, “This truck is a huge step forward from what is in our present fleet of emergency vehicles. State of the art technology is “built in” to this beauty of a truck. We can now carry 4 additional firefighters for a total of 6 in one vehicle, including the driver/operator. Climate control throughout for the comfort of operator & firefighters while at a scene, in all seasons. All of the technology allows for quicker operational times and ease of use .Thank-you Deka Lake & Sulphurous Lake and district residents for all your support in allowing for this new addition to YOUR fire hall, to happen. A video is being edited and will be posted soon. This video shows the members of the DLVFD continuing the tradition of “pushing” the new engine into its docking bay for the first time. With the help of Chief Al Boyce behind the wheel for some much needed help. This tradition was started as a salute to the early firefighters who had horse drawn fire wagons, and where after the teams of horses were unhitched and put into their stalls, the fire wagons were then pushed back into their bays to be ready for the next time they were needed. And so the tradition is continued and honored.”