WE’RE ALL HERE — Officers and members of the Langford-New Oregon Volunteer Fire Company assembled for the dedication of the new Langford No. 5 firetruck.
COLLINS — The Langford-New Oregon Volunteer Fire Company dedicated its latest water tanker, in ceremonies held Aug. 25. on the company’s grounds.
Firefighters and their families were joined by neighboring fire companies from Boston, Brant, Cattauragus Reservation, Collins, Collins Center, East Eden and North Collins, in christening the new No. 5 truck.
The Rev. Robert Schober, pastor of Epiphany of Our Lord Parish in Langford, offered a formal blessing, while Fire Chief Charles “Mick” Hohman broke a bottle of champagne on the vehicle’s front bumper.
KEEPING THE TRADITION – A fire service tradition of hosing down the new apparatus was carried out by a contingent of fire trucks from neighboring fire companies.
The assembled fire trucks opened up their water deck guns and showered the new truck with a torrent of water, inducting it into the fire service.
The new tanker joins a similar rig in the company and replaces a 1979 model. It carries 4,000 gallons of water and pumps 1,250 gallon per minute.
The new truck carries all the various sizes of couplings used in the surrounding jurisdiction, allowing the Langford-New Oregon Co. to service any of those coverage areas, even when no hydrant is available.