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Photo of the day: West Jordan all fired up over 2 new engines

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West Jordan City Councilman Chris McConnehey shows son Charlie, 3, parts of a new fire engine while Oliver, 5, waits his turn at the city’s Fire Station No. 53 on Monday, May 24, 2021. Two new engines were added to the city’s fleet.

Annie Barker, Deseret News

The West Jordan Fire Department brought two new engines online Monday with a washdown and pushback ceremony.

The traditional ceremony, in which firefighters spray the engines down with a hose and then physically push the engines back into a bay, is how fire departments across the country introduce new engines to their fleet.

The day’s event included remarks from West Jordan Mayor Dirk Burton and Fire Chief Derek Maxfield, as well as a show and tell of the new engines.

“It is vital that our first responders have the best training, support and equipment to do their job of keeping the people of West Jordan safe,” Maxfield said in a statement. “These new engines aren’t just beneficial for our residents and firefighters but also the surrounding cities that we assist in emergencies.”