APFD ‘push-in’ ceremony held for brush truck
The Aransas Pass Fire Department hosted a “push in ceremony” for its new brush truck, which is dedicated to the memory of the USS Texas battleship. To open the ceremony, members of the Aransas Pass VFW posted the colors and led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Fire Chief Nathan Kelley explained it’s a very traditional ceremony usually held by a fire department when a new vehicle comes to a station to be put into service. It dates back to the days of the horse and carriage when a department would bring in a new carriage. At that time, it was too difficult for horses to back the carriage into the station, so firefighters would have to manually push the truck into the station
Kelley said this truck is dedicated to the brave men of the USS Texas, explaining when the department first obtained the truck, they knew they wanted to do something with the military. The first thing they did was primed it grey and as soon as they saw color they knew what they were going to do.
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