Firefighters and the public had two events to celebrate this past weekend in New Braunfels, TX, according to a newspaper report published by the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung.
A “topping out” ceremony was held on Friday, July 23 as the final roof beam was placed on the future Fire Station No. 7, a $7.6 million structure for living quarters, a kitchen, dayroom and gym and four apparatus, the newspaper reported.
Then on Saturday, the public was invited to Station 6 for a wet-down and push in ceremony for a new fire truck, the paper reported.
People again gathered on Saturday at Fire Station No. 6 for a traditional wet-down and push-in ceremony for the department’s newest fire apparatus.
The 2020 quint was built by Pierce and is equipped with a 107-foot aerial and a 1,500-gallon-per-minute pump, the paper reported, noting the apparatus was designated as Truck 7 and comes with a price tag of $1.4 million, with equipment.