Jersey City Ladder Co. 4 Receives Blessing
By RON JEFFERS, New Jersey Editor | November 05, 2020 | NEW JERSEY
Story No. 110620102
Photo by RON JEFFERSJersey City Fire Department Chaplain, Rev. James Pagnotta, blessed Ladder 4's new platform and its members.
Photo by RON JEFFERSChief of Department Steve McGill welcomed guests during Ladder 4's blessing at Fire Headquarters.
Photo by RON JEFFERSRev. Pagnotta places Holy Water on Ladder 4 and its members.
Jersey City, NJ - Firefighters and city officials assembled at Fire Headquarters on Marin Boulevard, November 5th, for a ceremony that revealed the fire department's new Pierce Ascendant model 100-foot platform.
Department Chaplain, Rev. James Pagnotta, blessed the new truck and its firefighters. Fire Chief Steven McGill said it is a fire department tradition to bless a new fire apparatus before it goes into service. He said it will replace a platform model that is some 18-years-old.
In addition, Chief McGill thanked Mayor Fulop and city officials for the acquisition of the new apparatus, assigned to Ladder Co. 4, that will operate from the Ocean Avenue firehouse in the southern end of the city.
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