When one of Rockland County's volunteer fire departments gets a new fire truck, there's always a big "wetdown" party and volunteers from across the county are invited.
On Saturday, Volunteer Hose Company No. 2 of West Haverstraw dedicated and christened its new 2012 KME Panther fire engine/pumper (radio signal 23-1500). The new pumper replaces a 1980s vintage Mack pumper.
The new pumper has a 1,500 gallon-per-minute pump, carries 500 gallons of water, has a six-person passenger cab, various hose, nozzles and other firefighting equipment