Video: New Ambulances, Promotions at Affton Fire Protection District
Watch a video of the new tradition the Affton Fire Protection District developed to initiate the district's two new ambulances.
The Affton Fire Protection District held a special ceremony Friday night to promote six firefighters and initiate the firehouse's two new ambulances into service.
Six firefighters were sworn-in to new roles at the district:
- Assistant Fire Chief Ben Wasser
- Captain Jake Doester
- Captain Mark Koch
- Engineer Jordan Levinson
- Firefighter Ben Rogalski
- Firefighter Evan Wood
The fire protection district also started a new tradition to officially begin the service of the two new ambulances, which the district bought after a long campaign for a tax increase last year.
Three teams of firefighters worked together to push the ambulances—Ambulance #1117, which will stay at the Gravois firehouse, and Ambulance 1137, which will stay at Firehouse 3—into the docking bay.
Assistant Fire Chief Ben Wasser said the new tradition brought firefighters together to work as a team and mark the beginning of the new equipment's life with the Affton district.