Dorchester County, SC – Dorchester County Fire-Rescue held a formal “Wet Down” ceremony at their station 21 earlier today. Engine 421, which is the very first new apparatus purchased by Dorchester County Fire-Rescue since the creation of the countywide fire service. This 2017 Pierce Saber boasts a 1250gpm Waterus pump with a 750 gallon water tank with a 30 gallon Husky foam system. Today’s ceremony was led by Dorchester County Council member David Chinnis who served as the Master of Ceremonies for the event, with remarks by Jay Byars who serves as the Chairman of Dorchester County Council, Dorchester County Fire-Rescue Fire Chief Tres Atkinson, and a formal blessing by Chaplain James Lewis Sr of the Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy. Following the formal ceremony, there was a traditional wetting down and push-in ceremony of the new apparatus welcoming it into service.
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