Downey float passes last round of testing

The Downey Rose Float Association’s float passed final inspection by Tournament of Roses Parade officials last week. The parade, which is seen on television by an estimated 39 million Americans and millions more around the world, is Jan. 1 in Pasadena.

The Downey Rose Float Association’s float passed final inspection by Tournament of Roses Parade officials last week. The parade, which is seen on television by an estimated 39 million Americans and millions more around the world, is Jan. 1 in Pasadena.

DOWNEY –The Downey Rose Float Association passed the final series of inspections mandated by the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade last Satruday. The last in the series of three tests is the Test Inspection 2 (T2). The Test Inspection 2 included a full test operation of the entire float.  All animation and lowering mechanisms must be reviewed and approved, if applicable, to that float.

There is a series of safety tests performed, including a fire drill where all float operators and riders must evacuate within a 45 second time frame; this was accomplished in 38 seconds.

In order to schedule this test, the float needs to be 85% completed.

The Downey Rose Float Association continues to seek support from the community to finish “Home for the Holidays”.  If you would like to donate, please mail a check to the Downey Rose Float Association, P.O. Box 765, Downey, CA 90241.

 

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Published: Dec. 18, 2014 - Volume 13 - Issue 36