According to a report from KRQE, Rio Rancho (NM) Fire & Rescue (RRFR) members unveiled their new fire engine, Engine 5, with the time-honored tradition of the “push-in” ceremony on Thursday.
It was the RRFR’s way of paying tribute to the horse-drawn carriage days, when firefighters had to push them by hand into the station after a call. Engine 5 was purchased with funds from the 2020 GO bond.
Rio Rancho Mayor Gregg Hull, City Councilors Bob Tyler and Daniel Stoddard, and other city officials helped at the ceremony. Officials also said the engine will serve the North District and all of Rio Rancho.