Joplin Fire Department welcomes newest fire engine

JOPLIN, Mo. – The Joplin Fire Department today welcomed its newest fire engine with a traditional ‘Wet Down’ ceremony.

Residents gathered at Station 5 in Joplin to help get the engine ready for service.

Kids helped clean the new engine after it was christened with water from an older engine.

As is tradition, people also pushed the engine into the station to welcome it home.

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