Wetdown Event

Posted on August 29, 2019

     The Bergenfield Volunteer Fire Department held its first wetdown in over 50 years on July 6, 2019 at Prospect Fire Company No. 1.  The event showcased the two newest pieces of fire apparatus recently delivered to the Borough of Bergenfield.  The new engine and ladder parked on the north side of West Clinton Avenue across from Prospect Firehouse while all of the visiting towns who participated in the "wetdown" rolled past and sprayed the apparatus making this the first true wetdown in more than 50 years!

     The new engine is a 1500 gallon 2019 Pierce pumper that is housed at Prospect Fire Company on West Clinton Avenue, and the ladder is a 107 foot 2019 Pierce Acendent aerial housed at Alert Fire Company on West Church Street.  The Bergenfield Fire Department would like to thank the mayor and council for their support in purchasing these new Pierce pieces as they were sorely needed to replace an aged and outdated engine and ladder truck.

     The wetdown was held between the hours of 1-4 p.m.  The weather did not cooperate near the end of the event as the sky grew dark, a thunderstorm with lightening rolled in, and rain poured down on the apparatus and the people in attendance.  Luckily, there was enough cover to keep everyone safe.

     The wetdown committee, led by Greg Polandick, along with the entire Bergenfield Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank everyone who came out to support this event.  A special thank you goes to APPLEBEES of Hackensack for supplying the food and the cooks for the wetdown.