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Some firefighters in New Fairfield are taking part in a traditional ceremony today for their new fire engine. 

 

A Wet Down ceremony will be held by Squantz Engine where their new truck will be sprayed with water.  The two other fire companies from New Fairfield will be in attendance.  Assistant Chief Timothy Pfeiffer says firefighters from Sherman, Putnam Lake, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Vermont will also be on hand.

 

Connecticut is one of the last places to hold wet down ceremonies.

 

All of their rigs will be out and opened up for visitors to see.  If there's enough interest, Pfeiffer says they might take people for a ride around the block in the engine. 

 

The wet down ceremony and open house is from noon to 4pm at 255 Route 39.

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