South Fulton Fire and Rescue holds fire truck push-in ceremony

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The City of South Fulton Fire and Rescue Department held it’s fire truck push-in ceremony on Tuesday.

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The history of the push-in ceremony dates to the 1800′s when firefighters were using horse-drawn carriages and would have trouble backing the steamer engine into the firehouse.

Firefighters would then have to detach the horse from the carriage and push it in manually.

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Although the horse-drawn carriages are a genre of the past, the tradition of pushing new fire apparatus into the station once it arrives at the station is very much a current and relevant practice.

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