Photo of the Week: Mo. FD pays homage with a fire apparatus tradition

This week's photo showcases Joplin's community celebration of its new ladder truck


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By FireRescue1 Staff

JOPLIN, Mo. — The Joplin Fire Department dedicated its new ladder truck Wednesday. 

Firefighters and community members were on hand for a wet-down ceremony in which water from the older ladder truck was poured into the new one. The new truck was also sprayed with water from the older truck. Community members wiped down the new truck, which was blessed by the department chaplain. Then firefighters and others pushed the truck into the station.

Photo/Joplin Fire Department

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