Upper Greenwood Lake Volunteer Fire Company announces ‘Wetdown’ Celebration

The fire company and other area fire houses will gather to inaugurate the company’s new fire engine.

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| 01 Jun 2022 | 11:43

The Upper Greenwood Lake Volunteer Fire Company will be hosting a “Wetdown” for its new Engine 5 on Saturday, June 11, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Upper Greenwood Lake Fire House at 776 Warwick Turnpike, Hewitt.

There will be food and drinks, along with music, a bouncy house, and numerous fire companies from the surrounding counties.

You may be asking yourself, what is a Wetdown? Traditionally, when a fire company acquires a new piece of equipment, they invite the other fire companies to come and celebrate. They throw a big party and as each fire company arrives with lights and sirens blaring, they hose or “wet down” the new fire truck.

The whole community is invited to enjoy free food and drinks and join in the fun. There will be T-shirts and mugs on sale to commemorate the event.

Members of the Upper Greenwood Lake Volunteer Fire Company expressed their gratitude for those who helped make this event happen.

“This Wetdown requires a great deal of planning and would not be possible without the support of the following donors. We would like to thank ShopRite of West Milford and Applebee’s for their generous donations of food and drink along with cooking staff.”

The fire company recognized the following businesses and residents for their $200 donations: Rylee Mechanical Solution, P&W Excavating, West Milford Automotive, the Keethe family, Northern Irrigation Inc., Kontrafouris Real Estate Group, SB Petroleum, Vault Liquors, Lakeland Auto Parts, Re/Max Country Realtors, Coxs Landscaping & Design LLC, AAA Emergency Supply Co. Inc., J Alexander Jewelers, Freedom Marina, Industrial Finance Inc., Chelsea at Bald Eagle, Marks Auto Maintenance, S & F Maintenance, Empire Terrazzo LLC, the Bartilucci family, Co. 5, Harry Clark, and The Magpie Bakery.

The fire company also thanked the following donors who gave $100: Lawson Chiropractic, Scrappie Chick Custom Signs, a memorial donation in the name of John Binko Sr., Horizon Landscape Co., Jimmy the Barber, JAE Power Small Engines, and West Milford Pharmacy.

Last but not least, the fire company thanked those who donated $50: the Pyne family, Dena’s Doggie Designs, and Ed “The Dad” Levy.

“Without their support our Wetdown would not be possible, so please support these businesses that support us.”