Dorchester County Fire-Rescue Formally Places Engine 421 In Service With Ceremony

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.

 

Photo Credit: Colt Roy – SConFire.com Staff

 

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Editor and Photojournalist for SConFire.com. Currently employed by the Department of Defense as a Firefighter/EMT. Past North Charleston Fire Department and Whitesville Fire Department. Colt is also the owner of 3 House Photography where his work that doesn't go to SConFire.com is published. Colt uses Canon gear and is currently shooting with 5D Mkiii and 6D cameras along with the 24-105 F4L, 70-200 2.8L IS ii, and 14 2.8L ii Canon lenses along with the Sigma 50 1.4 Art and 150-600 Sport lenses. Colt also uses a 360Fly HD 360 camera to capture events as they unfold.