Kennett Fire Company No. 1 will be officially welcoming its new piece of firefighting apparatus in a housing ceremony starting at noon Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Dalmatian Street fire house. The new "Truck 24" has a 95-foot-ladder that will enable firefighters to reach the top of any building in the area.
If you've never been to a housing, it's quite an event, and everybody is welcome. Sirens will blare, lights will flash, and if they're doing it the traditional way, the new truck will be ceremonially "pushed into" the garage by the firefighters. If your kids are of the age when they adore big trucks, you might want to put this on the schedule.