On March 3, Floodlight Rescue Co. 1 of the Rockville Centre Fire Department celebrated its newest ambulance with a traditional “wetdown” ceremony. The new ambulance went into service just over four weeks ago. After brief remarks by Captain John Hennig, Mayor Francis Murray and Chief John Busching, Monsignor William E. Koening offered a blessing.
Other dignitaries in attendance included State Senator Dean Skelos, Assemblyman Brian Curran and Village Trustees Kevin Glynn and Ed Oppenheimer. Captain John Hennig then broke a bottle of Champaign on the vehicle’s diamond plate step which was then followed by the wetdown. The other companies of the department sprayed gallons of water on the new rig to christen it.
The new ambulance is replacing an older rescue vehicle that reached the end of its service life.