Osceola County News Minute - Engine 43 Pushback Ceremony
After 2,666 calls and well over 290,000 miles, Fire Engine 43 which was purchased in 2003 was retired in a ceremony full of tradition. In its place, the brand new Engine 43 was "pushed back" in the same manner as fire engines were pushed into fire stations when they were pulled by horses. The new engine was also "hosed down" using a hose from the retired engine to symbolize passing on the responsibility of saving lives on to the newer apparatus. The new engine is a Pierce Impel Pumper and will be more reliable and reduce maintenance costs while assisting firefighters in saving lives in Osceola County.