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On Saturday, August 13th the Westwood Volunteer Fire Department celebrated the arrival of the new Engine 1 by hosting a Wetdown at Westvale Park. The WFD took delivery of their new 2016 KME Panther Custom Pumper back in May. Area residents and neighboring departments came out in the 100 degree heat for the festivities. There was food, music and plenty of water to cool off in. The WFD would like to thank the following departments: Paramus Fire Company 4, River Edge Volunteer Fire Department, Northvale Volunteer Fire Department, Glen Rock Volunteer Fire Department, Saddle River Fire Department, River Vale Fire Department, Hillsdale Fire Department, Woodcliff Lake Fire Department, Emerson Fire Department, Suffern Volunteer Hose Co. #1, Harrington Park Volunteer Fire Department, Old Tappan Fire Department, Pearl River Hook & Ladder Co#1, Excelsior Fire Engine Company No. 1, Park Ridge Volunteer Fire Department, Upper Saddle River Fire Department, Rochelle Park Fire Department, Twp of Washington Fire Dept., Carlstadt Fire Department, and a special thank you to Hackensack Air Med 1 for doing a flyover during the Pascack Valley water fight. Photo credit: Travis Gildersleeve

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