'Pluggie' to stop, drop and roll into retirement
After about 30 years of teaching kids about fire safety, and making appearances in parades, “Pluggie” the robotic fire hydrant is retiring. Fire Safety Education officer Pauline Williams said Pluggie is starting to show his age. His cassette player and speakers don’t always work right. Williams said it would cost abut as much to repair Pluggie as it would to buy a new robotic teacing tool. So Pluggie will be retired after this year.