PHOTO: On Monday, Logan City Fire Department held a ceremony to commemorate the addition of new fire trucks. Logan City Fire Chief Brad Hannig said the traditional “push-in” ceremony is a throwback to the bygone days of fighting fires.
“Back in the history of fire departments, they used to have to push the wagon back in because they were horse drawn,” he said. “It’s kind of tradition when we get a new engine to push them in the station.”
The new semi-custom “triplets” cost around $600,000 each and took just shy of a year to build, Hannig said. Though it’s unusual for a fire department to purchase three fire engines at a time, Hannig said having each fire engine exactly the same helps standardize equipment across stations. Hannig said the “bells and whistles” of the new fire engines will help increase the safety and efficiency of the firefighters.