Seminole County Fire Department Quint Fire Truck Push-In Ceremony

Posted on: 3/12/2021 10:38:33 AM

Seminole County, FL - March 12, 2021 - Seminole County Fire Department is holding a Push In Ceremony for new Quint 34 at Seminole County Fire Station 34 on Monday, March 15th.  The multi-functioning truck is the first of its kind for Seminole County.  The quint has 5 primary functions, hence the name, that serves as a cross between a fire engine and ladder truck.  The 5 functions include a pump, water tank, large diameter fire hose, an aerial device and ground ladders.

"Quint 34 will increase the aerial capabilities needed for the growing Northwest area of Seminole County," said Chief Otto Drozd III, Seminole County Fire Chief.

Historically in the fire service, when new units are placed into service the new unit is sprayed "wet-down" by a fire hose and the unit is pushed into the station bay to commemorate that the unit is ready to serve the community. 

The media and community are invited to attend this long standing tradition of a Push In ceremony.

Where:    Seminole County Fire Station #34
              4905 Wayside Drive
              Sanford, FL 

What:     Quint 34 Push In Ceremony

When:     Monday, March 15, 2021
              11:45a.m.

Quint 34 will replace the current engine for a total cost of $925,000.00, including equipment.  A few of the features include a 75' aerial, a 500 gallon water tank, a 20 gallon foam tank, a 1500 gallons per minute pump, and a hose bed capable of carrying 1000. ft. of 4" diameter hose.  

For additional details about the ceremony, Quint 34 or photos from the ceremony, please contact Lt. Paula Thompson with Seminole County Fire Department at 321-377-8324 or pthompson02@seminolecountyfl.gov.  For b-roll from the ceremony, please contact Andy Wontor from Seminole County Government TV at awontor@seminolecountyfl.gov.

  



Media Contact:
County Manager's Office
1101 East First Street
Sanford, FL 32771
Phone: (407) 665-7212
Fax: (407) 665-7958
 
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