On Wednesday, Sept. 28, the Slinger and Kohlsville Fire Departments will hold a wet down ceremony for Allenton Volunteer Fire Department’s Engine 1361. The event starts 6:30 p.m. at Zuern Building Products, 426 Railroad Street in Allenton.
A wet down is when neighboring fire departments come with a rig to spray water over the new unit. A similar ceremony is held for ships and aircraft as they enter service to help others when they can no longer help themselves. Organizers said 15 or more fire departments will be on hand to help with the christening.
Interesting in that this ceremony is for a unit which is replacing the apparatus  that had the first wet down in Wisconsin.