MDFR Engine 50 Push-In Ceremony

Today alone, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue brought three new engines into service and added 49 firefighters to the County. In Palmetto Bay, it was Engine 50 that arrived.

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As is tradition, from the days when fire engines were pulled by horses and could not be backed into the fire station, the community held a Push-In Ceremony where everyone on hand literally lent a hand by pushing the engine into the garage for the first time.

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Fire Chief Dave Downey introduced Mayor Karyn Cunningham who was joined by Councilmembers Fiore and Matson. The Mayor thanked Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez and County Commissioners (including District 8's Daniella Levine Cava, who also attended) for approving the budget that allowed Palmetto Bay to receive the state-of-the-art engine.

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Mayor Cunningham thanked the Station 50 firefighters themselves by presenting them with a key to the city. The engine will provide additional 24/7 protection to Palmetto Bay residents.

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