On June 22, 2021, members of the Marshall Township Volunteer Fire Department participated in a engine housing ceremony. In this ceremony, we “pushed” our new Engine #2, a Spartan 2021 S180 pumper, into Station #2. This tradition dates back to a time when engines were horse drawn, so pushing the engine into the station was a necessity. With loaded equipment, the new engine weighs 47,000 lbs., so the engine is driven into the station while being ceremoniously “pushed”. The engine will put into service by the beginning of July and Engine #1 will return to its home at Station #1.
After the housing ceremony, we held our annual awards ceremony which was delayed by several months due to COVID.